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Invista granted patent for bio-derived raw materials technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Invista a US patent for bio-derived raw materials technology. The patent is for engineered polypeptides and their related crystal structure details, which are both useful for producing bio-derived compounds such as butadiene and isoprene. The company collaborated with Arzeda to develop the innovations covered by the patent, which was issued on December 29, 2015.

“The work detailed in this patent provides innovative solutions to potentially increase the global supply of bio-derived chemicals,” said Bill Greenfield, President of Invista’s Intermediates Business, adding, “This patent is an example of Invista’s biotechnology research capabilities working together with Arzeda and demonstrates our commitment to developing new bio-derived processes for a range of products.”

Alexandre Zanghellini, Co-Founder and CEO at Arzeda, said, “The issuance of this patent is yet another example of the power of combining Arzeda’s computational protein design technology Archytas with experimental screening to rapidly design synthetic enzymes. With Invista’s expertise in biotechnology and industrial scale-up, we are confident this collaboration will lead to advanced bio-processes for the production of more sustainable industrial chemicals.”