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Pure Appl. Chem., 2000, Vol. 72, No. 7, pp. 1337-1343

Biocatalysis. Biological systems for the production of chemicals

M. Held, A. Schmid*, J. B. van Beilen and B. Witholt

Institute of Biotechnology, ETH, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Abstract: Biocatalysis harnesses the catalytic potential of enzymes to produce building blocks and end-products for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Located at the interface between fermentation processes and petrol-based chemistry, biotransformation processes broaden the toolbox for bioconversion of organic compounds to functionalized products.