The firm modifies the enzyme called cytochrome p450 and adds it to orange compound valencene
to produce the grapefruit extract.
An enzyme called cytochrome p450 will be added to orange compound valencene to produce the elusive grapefruit flavour extract.
Oxford University spinout company Oxford Biotrans came up with the technique of using valencene from oranges.
The company offers guaranteed supply and consistent high quality of Valencene Pure(TM) - a natural flavour molecule for orange notes - based on a unique fermentation process.
Isobionics' unique process has enabled the introduction of Valencene Pure(TM) within three years from the date of patenting the idea, indicative of the robustness of the process and the confidence of the company in the technology.
Another success story has been the discovery of a number of bacteria and fungi that are capable of catalyzing the double oxidation of valencene
, which occurs naturally in oranges, to produce the grapefruit flavour nootkatone.
Allylix has developed a unique fermentation process to bio-synthetically produce large, stable supplies of valencene
in its natural state, which is converted to nootkatone in commercial quantities at a significantly reduced cost.
Oxford University spin-out company Oxford Biotrans came up with the technique of using valencene from oranges, while Biocatalysts developed the enzyme that causes the reaction.
Valencene is a very similar compound to nootkatone.
GELEEN, The Netherlands, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Isobionics has finalized the development of a breakthrough fermentation process for production of its natural Valencene
announced today that it has begun production of valencene
for the flavor and fragrance industry in large-scale commercial quantities, utilizing 200,000 liter fermentation tanks.
multiflora are tricyclene, [alpha]-pinene, [beta]-pinene, camphene, [alpha]-terpineol, [rho]-cymene, myrecene, 1,8-cineol, [gamma]-terpinene, terpinolene, terpinen-4-ol, [alpha]-thujene, carvone, cavacrol, thymol, thymol acetate, methyl carvacrol, carvacrol acetate, aromadendrene, valencene
, 9-aristolen-1-[alpha]ol, and guaiol, [alpha]-himachalene (Saleem, 2000).