Enzymes for Industrial Applications

Karl-Heinz Maurer, AB Enzymes


"The major challenges for Enzymes in new industrial applications are:
(1) Building the right partnership, since enzyme development and formulation are closely linked to application
(2) Keeping an eye on economic requirements from the very beginnings
(3) Considering Health & Safety and sustainability aspects
and IP from the start
(4) Being aware that due to fermentation and down-stream processes and formulation enzyme molecules are not an enzyme product"


Wed 4 Feb 2015, 14:00:

New enzymes for technical applications

  • From enzyme molecule to market: example fungal proteases
  • Market criteria for new enzyme products in food, feed and technical applications



  • Since 2011 Business Development Director at AB Enzymes GmbH (Darmstadt) responsible for global business development and regulatory affairs
  • 1986 to 2010 different positions at Henkel in Düsseldorf (including affiliated companies like COGNIS Biotechnology), with a focus on corporate research until 2008. Final position was a corporate director Biotechnology within the Global R&D of the business unit Laundry and Home Care
  • 1985 to 1986 University of Wisconsin in Madison (WI, USA): molecular biology of Streptomyces and biosynthesis of antibiotics
  • Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, Diploma 1981, Dr. rer nat 1984






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