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bi·o·cat·a·lyst

 (bī′ō-kăt′l-ĭst)
n.
A substance, especially an enzyme, that initiates or modifies the rate of a chemical reaction in a living body; a biochemical catalyst.

bi′o·cat′a·lyt′ic (-kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.

biocatalyst

(ˌbaɪəʊˈkætəlɪst)
n
(Biochemistry) a chemical, esp an enzyme, that initiates or increases the rate of a biochemical reaction
biocatalytic adj
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Noun1.biocatalyst - a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme
catalyst, accelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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The biocatalysts produced extracts with increased glucose content and arabinose-to-galactose ratios, compared to cranberry pomace, and a percentage of arabinose close to that in pomace and microwave extracts.
In recent years, biocatalysts have gained traction due to increasing production of drug and chemical manufacturing activities.
In this project we will engineer the three key target biocatalysts (reductive aminase, amine dehydrogenase, alcohol dehydrogenase) required for biocatalytic hydrogen borrowing such that they possess the required regio-, chemo- and stereo-selectivity for practical application.
The process of immobilizing enzymes is considered a very effective method for using these biocatalysts, due to the improved characteristics such as thermal stability of the enzyme, operational ease of separation of the reaction products and reuse of the system for industrial applications (Chaubey, Parshad, Taneja, & Qazi, 2009; Yilmaz, Sezgin, & Yilmaz, 2011).
Codexis, a developer of biocatalysts, has completed the second and final phase in the transfer of its CodeEvolver protein engineering platform technology to Merck it was reported yesterday.
Biocatalysts have published a new technical bulletin entitled: 'The Use of Enzymes in Yeast Extraction'.
Cardiff firm Biocatalysts is making an enzyme to pave the way for large scale production of the ingredient.
Biocatalysts Ltd will produce a "magic" enzyme that will help manufacture the wonderfully-named nootkatone.
In our laboratories in Manchester we currently work with many different biocatalysts that catalyse a range of chemical reactions - the key is to match up the correct biocatalyst with the specific product you are trying to make," said Professor Turner.
This need has resulted in process chemists utilizing their skills at the interface of chemistry and biology, and embracing biocatalysts and biocatalytic processes in organic synthesis.
Agricultural feed-stocks, novel biocatalysts and bioreactor technologies could replace existing petrochemical products such as lubricants and plastics or create active pharmaceutical ingredients through novel bio-transformations.