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Review: Downstream Processing Technologies in the Biocatalytic Production of Oligosaccharides

We are proud to present our recent review about oligosaccharide production and its downstream processing. Oligosaccharides are an important ingredient for not only food and feed but also cosmetic products. The biocatalytic production processes offer a variety of advantages compared to chemical synthesis, such as an improved sustainability, environmental-friendliness and a lower energy effort. However, a successful production process requires an efficient downstream processing in terms of yield and costs. The review gives a good overview about actual unit operations and their corresponding separation principles. Our authors shed a light on membrane technologies (eg nanofiltration), chromatographic methods or solvent extractions, for example. Furthermore, they discuss the combination of different approaches. Access the full article from the Journal “Biotechnology Advances” here: