Sustainability And Biotechnology: An Interview With Bill Radany

"Synthetic biology has a huge number of potential applications in terms of human health and wellness"

In a new ‘insights from industry’ E. William Radany, Ph.D., President and CEO of Verdezyne talks to Gary Thomas about sustainable industrial biotechnology.

GT: Could you please provide a brief introduction to the industry that Verdezyne works within and outline the key drivers?

BR: We work in an industry called industrial biotechnology. We have focused on developing organisms to manufacture building block chemicals that go into a variety of polymers, polyamides and polyurethanes. These are molecules such as adipic acid, used in nylon 6,6, sebacic acid, used in nylon 6,10 and dodecanedioic acid (DDDA), used in nylon 6,12.

GT: Could you please give a brief overview of Verdezyne, including the history and the development of the company?

BR: The company was originally founded as CODA Genomics, derived from technology which sought to optimize the synthesis of synthetic genes based on algorithms for self-assembly and algorithms for optimized expression.

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Tags: non-food sources, fatty acids, oil processing by-products, adipic acid

Source, 2012-09-11.


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