Historical Perspective on the Industrial Uses of Biocatalysts

  • S. L. Neidleman
Part of the Topics in Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)


The purpose of this chapter is to offer a short glance back in the development of commercial applications of enzyme technology. It is not a matter of paying homage to the pioneers of biocatalysis, but rather an attempt to achieve a sense of historical perspective as an adjunct to understanding the present and anticipating the future. This goal will be approached by illustrating many examples of enzyme applications in the period 1890–1960, spiced by selected vignettes to inject humanity into this view of the past.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Neidleman
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  1. 1.Biosource Genetics CorporationVacavilleUSA

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