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Enzymes are specific biological catalysts – proteins which speed up the rate of chemical reactions. The degree of this quickening is often drastic – in extreme cases, an enzyme can shrink to seconds a process which would otherwise take a millennium. Enzymes are vital to cellular metabolism, and can be found within every single living thing. They act as middle-men, simply helping substrates form products without being used up or altered themselves.

These qualities make enzymes ideal for use in biologically-related industries. They minimize feedstock and energy costs without introducing side effects to the final product or the environment. The pharmaceutical industry relies on them to aid in the synthesis of antibiotics. They help to process biofuels for commercial and industrial use. They promote fermentation and act as filtration mechanisms. They strengthen household detergents, making them more effective at removing protein-based stains on clothing. The biggest downside to enzymes is that, much like a key built for a specific lock, each type of enzyme is also built for specific purposes. Researchers have begun to build on nature’s brilliance, creating new enzymes to suit unique, non-natural reactions.

App Common Applications:

  • Fermentation Processes
  • Product Recovery Processes
  • Flavor Molecules
  • Lubricants
  • Proteins
  • Cultures
  • Emulsions
  • Downstream Processing Equipment
  • Upstream Production Chemicals
  • Defoamers
  • Corrosion Inhibitors

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A proven Executive Search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary Smart Search System® and global network to quickly deliver exceptional results for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

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