Megazyme's Investment in the area of Organic Chemistry

Megazyme has recently made a significant R&D investment in the area of organic chemistry. A state of the art lab has been installed with the necessary equipment to conduct chemical synthesis from mg to kg scale. The main goal for this new group will be the development of novel enzyme substrates which will be the key ingredient for a range of upcoming diagnostic kits aimed at a variety of industries. Research efforts in this area have already led to the filing of a patent (EP12187783.1) for a cellulase assay platform that has enormous potential for the biofuel sector.