In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 29-July 12, 2009

Cover story

Synthetic biology could transform chemical manufacturing

Synthetic biology could revolutionize chemical manufacturing by simplifying the application of biotechnology

ANIMALS, PLANTS, fungi and bacteria have always been a source of carbonaceous raw materials for chemical manufacturing. But it was petroleum, owing to its low cost, that enabled the flood of innovation in commodities, plastics and specialties that made chemicals one of the most productive industries of the twentieth century.



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