A new plant biotech approach for efficient production of pharmaceutical compound

07.04.2014

Pharmtech

European scientists have discovered a method to improve the efficiency of the production of pharmaceuticals through the use of plant biotechnology. The European SmartCell project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and funded by the European Commission, showed that biotechnological production offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the chemical synthesis of rare and complex pharmaceutical compounds currently isolated from plants.

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