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Advanced Biotech Patents Natural Aroma Process

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  • Equipment for creating EU natural Chiral Alpha Ionone
    Photo provided by Advanced Biotech
  • EU natural Chiral Alpha Ionone
    Photo provided by Advanced Biotech

Natural aroma chemical company Advanced Biotech have patented a new way to produce EU natural chiral alpha ionone, (R)-(+)-α-ionone.

Sought after for its floral, fruity raspberry scent, the chemical is considered one of the main components of a raspberry aroma and can be used in a variety of fragrance and flavor products. The new patented pathway allows for (R)-(+)-α-ionone synthesis via fermentation utilizing Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a production host.

The chemical will be produced at the company's Totowa, NJ location and is expected to be commercially available by June 2018.