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CD Biosynsis combines cutting-edge synthetic biology techniques with a deep understanding of the steroid biosynthesis pathway to provide tailored solutions for your specific needs. Whether you are in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research, agriculture, or cosmetics industry, our expertise and technical support will empower you to achieve your goals in steroid production.


Steroid biosynthesis is a multi-step pathway that converts simple precursors into structurally diverse and biologically active steroids. It involves the interplay of enzymes, cofactors, and regulatory elements that ensure the production of specific steroid hormones at the right time and in the right quantities. Understanding this intricate process is crucial for advancing medical research, drug development, and therapeutic interventions.

Steroid biosynthesis in adipose tissue. Fig 1. Steroid biosynthesis in adipose tissue. (Li J, et al., 2015)

Steroid Biosynthesis Pathway

Steroid biosynthesis can be broadly categorized into two major pathways: the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway and the steroid hormone biosynthesis pathway. These pathways encompass several interconnected stages, each governed by specific enzymes and regulatory mechanisms.

Steroid Biosynthesis Pathway.

How We Can Help

Custom Steroid Synthesis

Our experts can design and optimize biosynthetic pathways to deliver precisely the compounds you require. CD Biosynsis specializes in the custom synthesis of a wide range of steroids, including:

  • Cholesterol Derivatives. We can produce cholesterol derivatives that serve as important intermediates in various biochemical processes.
  • Hormones. Our service enables the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, including cortisol, testosterone, and estradiol, which play crucial roles in endocrine regulation.
  • Pharmaceutical Compounds. We have the expertise to synthesize pharmaceutical steroids used in treatments for inflammation, immune disorders, and hormone-related conditions.
  • Steroid Analogs. We can create customized steroid analogs tailored to your specific research or industrial needs.

Bioprocess Development

Our team can assist in the development of robust bioprocesses for steroid production, optimizing yields and reducing production costs.

Applicationsof Biosynthesis Steroids

  • Pharmaceuticals: Biosynthetic steroids are at the forefront of drug development, serving as essential components in the production of life-saving medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, hormone therapies, and immunosuppressants.
  • Research: Biosynthesis steroids provide researchers with access to high-purity compounds for studying various physiological processes and disease mechanisms.
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care: Steroids are key ingredients in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products, and biosynthesis offers a sustainable and consistent source for these ingredients.
  • Agriculture: Steroids play a role in plant growth regulation and stress responses. Our biosynthetic steroids can be used in agriculture to enhance crop yields and resilience.

Whether you need custom steroids, bioprocess development, quality control, or collaborative research, we are your trusted partner in harnessing the power of biosynthesis. Contact us to explore how our cutting-edge technology can elevate your projects and products to new heights.


  1. Li, J.; et al. Steroid biosynthesis in adipose tissue. Steroids. 2015, 103, 89-104.

Please note that all services are for research use only. Not intended for any clinical use.

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