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CD Biosynsis provides high-quality products as well as flexible services and solutions to support and facilitate the applications of synthetic biology in bio-based chemicals. Our chemists and synthetic biologists are committed to helping our customers solve any problems encountered in the project to achieve various research objectives and diversified applications.

Applications of Synthetic Biology in Bio-Based Chemicals

Bio-Based Chemicals

Chemical synthesis is an efficient and cost-effective method of manufacturing compounds; however, it is often associated with undesirable by-products and the use of non-renewable feedstocks. Bio-based chemicals are defined as chemical products derived in whole or in part from materials of biological origin (e.g., biomasses, feedstock, plants, crops, algae, marine organisms, and biological waste). Numerous bio-based chemicals have played important roles in food, medicine, and cosmetics. The bio-based chemical industry is driven by innovative approaches to replenish natural resources and decrease greenhouse emissions.

In nature, organisms may produce a limited selection of target compounds from established biosynthetic pathways. The production of complex chemicals by microorganisms offers an alternative to chemical synthesis. The redesign of organisms and their metabolic pathways to produce target compounds can be explained by synthetic biology. This multidisciplinary research field applies engineering principles to create novel biological systems that do not exist in nature. The value of engineering and standardization underlining synthetic biology endows it with the ability to address the problem of renewable chemical production.

Main types of bio-based chemicals

  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Biolubricants
  • Biosolvents
  • Biosurfactants
  • Plant oils
  • Bioadhesives
  • Biosynthetics
  • Bio-based inks
  • Bio-based dyes

Current use of synthetic biology for bio-based chemicals

  • Generation of bio-based rubber for tires.
  • Production of green chemicals from renewable agricultural waste.
  • Production of bio-based acrylic acid that can be used in industrial and consumer products.
  • Production of biofuels and chemicals that can directly replace petroleum.
  • Production of farnesene that can be used in surfactants and lubricants.
  • Production of lactic acid and succinic that can be used in cosmetics.
  • Production of fatty acid products that can be used in developing cleaners, lubricants, and oil field chemicals.
  • Production of short-chain fatty acids with high chain length specificity from engineered microorganism instead of plant sources.

How We Can Help

CD Biosynsis offer our expertise to help our customers renewable chemical production through the application of synthetic biology. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:

What We Provide

CD Biosynsis is committed to developing products and establishing integrated technology platforms that cover a wide range of steps in the synthetic biology workflow. We are adept at tailoring services and solutions to the customer's needs and circumstances. As all of our products and services are based on reliable technologies and optimized protocols to meet high standards, we are confident in the validity and reproducibility of the results we deliver to our customers. Fill out online inquiry form to log your request.

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  1. Torella J P. Synthetic biology approaches to bio-based chemical production. Harvard University, 2014.
  2. Cravens A, et al. Synthetic biology strategies for microbial biosynthesis of plant natural products. Nature communications, 2019, 10(1): 1-12.

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