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bi·o·cat·a·lyst

(bī'ō-kat'ă-list),
A substance of biologic origin that can catalyze a reaction, for example, an enzyme.

biocatalyst

(bī′ō-kăt′l-ĭst)
n.
A substance, especially an enzyme, that initiates or modifies the rate of a chemical reaction in a living body; a biochemical catalyst.

bi′o·cat′a·lyt′ic (-kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.

biocatalyst

Any substance, typically an enzyme, to start, modify or maintain a chemical reaction in a living system.

biocatalyst

(bī-ō-kăt′ă-lĭst) [″ + katalyein, to dissolve]
An enzyme; a biochemical catalyzer.
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Managing director Stuart West said Biocatalysts operated in a niche market and had seen a growth of 25% last year as a result - with its expansion plans being driven by a major push into contract manufacturing for third parties.
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Important factors known to Codexis that could materially affect actual results include Codexis' dependence on contract manufacturers for commercial scale production of its biocatalysts.
They are Bridgend-based clinical trial supply specialised Biotec, Newport technology firm Abriox and the manufacturing firm Biocatalysts, which has its headquarters in Parc Nantgarw, near Caerphilly.
First published in German, the English edition of this textbook has been revised, with expanded treatment of protein design by rational means and directed evolution, the importance of enzymes as biocatalysts in organic chemistry, additional case studies, and a focus on applications to industrial process.
In the case of Codexis, the company's business plan is based upon the idea that custom-designed biocatalysts could replace traditional chemical catalysts or naturally-occurring enzymes in chemical processes such as the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, or fuels - an example of a multidisciplinary integration of life-sciences and material sciences.
Codexis develops optimized biocatalysts that make industrial processes faster, cleaner and more efficient.
With more and more food companies looking to add both health and functional properties to their foods, alternative substrates are being utilised producing a range of benefits and Biocatalysts have two new products for this market.
Despite the wider economic picture Nantgarw-based Biocatalysts - a specialist enzyme company - has reported a record first quarter to its current financial year to the end of September.