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Investigators at University of Sao Paulo Report Findings in Microbiology

May 14, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Microbiology. According to news reporting originating in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Since the 1970s, the establishment and development of the biotech industry has improved exponentially, allowing the commercial production of biopharmaceutical proteins. Nowadays, new recombinant protein production is considered a multibillion-dollar market, in which about 25% of commercial pharmaceuticals are biopharmaceuticals."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sao Paulo, "But to achieve a competitive production process is not an easy task. Any production process has to be highly productive, efficient and economic. Despite that the perfect host is still not discovered, several research groups have chosen Pichia pastoris as expression system for the production of their protein because of its many features."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The attempt of this review is to embrace several research lines that have adopted Pichia pastoris as their expression system to produce a protein on an industrial scale in the health care industry."

For more information on this research see: Applications of recombinant Pichia pastoris in the healthcare industry. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2013;44(4):1043-1048. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology can be contacted at: Soc Brasileira Microbiologia, Av Prof Lineu Prestes,1374, 05508 Sao Paulo, Brazil (see also Microbiology).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Weinacker, University of Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut, Dept. of Tecnol Bioquim Farmaceut, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include C. Rabert, A.B. Zepeda, C.A. Figueroa, A. Pessoa and J.G. Farias.

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Sao Paulo, Microbiology, South America

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Source: Biotech Week

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