NCIMB Ltd kicks-off innovative enzyme technology development project with potential application in medicines and environmental remediation.

Aberdeen-based biotechnology company NCIMB has kicked-off a new research project to demonstrate novel enzyme technology with an exciting array of potential applications in the pharmaceutical, food & drink and environmental sectors. The work is being supported with a Bio-based Manufacturing in Scotland grant from Innovate UK. The project targets the production of a molecule called cyclodextrin – something that many people will have encountered in their day-to-day lives without realising it. Cyclodextrins are natural products made from starch, using enzymes produced by bacteria, and this project focuses on the enzyme …