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Title: Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Commercialing Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial biotechnology is at a pivotal point, with tremendous and ongoing growth in technology contributing to a rich pipeline of opportunities: new products; new and more sustainable ways to make established products; and improvements to existing products and processes. The trillion-dollar questions are: When will there be a commercial breakout in industrial biotech as there has been in biopharma and ag biotech? What advances in technology are needed to make that happen? This article is drawn from the Workshop on Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology, sponsored by AIChE’s Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and held Sept. 28–29, 2015, in San Diego. The workshop brought together industrial biotech stakeholders to share — through presentations, case studies, interactive discussions, and exhibits — perspectives on the state of industrial biotech, as well as to address key areas for technology advancement to benefit commercialization.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Genomatica, San Diego, CA (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemical Engineering Progress
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0360-7275
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). BioEnergy Science Center (BESC)
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Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Biotechnology; Biopharmaceuticals; agricultrual biotechnology
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