Invista Looking at Bio-Derived Butadiene

Wichita, KS, Aug. 19, 2013 -- Invista and computational biology company SilicoLife said they have formed a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals.

The two companies are collaborating in order to further co-develop their technology platforms. One of the initial focus areas will be bio-derived production of butadiene.

Invista has capabilities in biotechnology and catalysis, and knowledge of the chemicals industry, while SilicoLife specializes in silico metabolic engineering and rational synthetic biology capabilities for the development of new bio-based routes to industrial chemicals.