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July 29, 2008

Metabolon to Carry Out Biochemical Profiling for Biofuel Firm

  • Metabolon agreed to test materials developed by LS9, a company developing hydrocarbon biofuels. Applying Metabolon’s biochemical profiling services, researchers will seek to identify changes in metabolites that occur during biofuel production. Metabolon’s technology will assist LS9’s efforts to optimize cellular metabolism in its Renewal Petroleum™ production process.

    “As interest in the use of metabolomics has continued to grow, we have seen increased uptake from industry sectors like biofuel production,” points out John Ryals, chief executive of Metabolon. “Processes like those at LS9 are well-suited for Metabolon’s biochemical profiling technology, as we are able to provide the only true global picture of the reactions taking place at a biochemical level. This has an immediate and measurable impact on design of the fermentation processes in use, which creates significant return in greater production and lowered cost.”