News | June 5, 2014

INVISTA And Eucodis Bioscience To Collaborate On Development Of Enzymes For The Production Of Industrial Chemicals

WICHITA, KAN. & VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

INVISTA and Eucodis Bioscience, an Austrian biotechnology company with strong expertise in enzyme engineering and industrial enzyme development, announce a collaboration for the screening and engineering of enzymes to further develop bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals.

The collaboration will leverage INVISTA’s capabilities in biotechnology and catalysis, its knowledge of the chemicals industry, and Eucodis’ enzyme discovery and engineering capabilities to assist in the development of new, bio-derived routes to industrial chemicals.

“Eucodis Bioscience has a proven track record in enzyme engineering by applying its leading-edge technologies,” said Karl Hübler, CEO of Eucodis Bioscience. “We are very excited to provide these services to an innovative, globe-leading company like INVISTA to create tailor-made enzyme solutions for manufacturing industrial chemicals and polymers.”

Warren Primeaux, president of INVISTA Intermediates, said, “We see Eucodis’ capabilities as very complementary to our own and are pleased to announce this collaboration, which aims to accelerate INVISTA’s progress on a number of biotechnology initiatives.”

INVISTA believes biotechnology has the potential to significantly improve the cost and availability of several chemicals and raw materials that are used to produce its current products.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

About Eucodis Bioscience

Eucodis delivers high-performance enzyme solutions for highly specific applications in biopharma, fine chemicals and cosmetics industry. With a portfolio of over 50 enzymes including innovative lipases, beta-lactamases, peroxidases and other enzymes EUCODIS Bioscience has a proven track record of providing customized solutions. Eucodis offers the whole spectrum of non-GMP custom protein & enzyme services covering protein & enzyme engineering, strain & bioprocess development, fermentation in various pro- and eukaryotic host expression systems and routine industrial protein manufacturing. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with a subsidiary in Halle, Germany. For more information on Eucodis: www.eucodis.com

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