Genscript Biotech has been granted a patent for the application of trehalase in fermentative production. The method involves adding a polypeptide with trehalase activity to alcohol mash to produce a fermented product. The polypeptide must have at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 6. GlobalData’s report on Genscript Biotech gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Use of trehalase in fermentative production of alcohol

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Genscript Biotech Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11913053B2) discloses a method for producing fermented products containing alcohol or amino acids. The method involves steps such as adding amylase to liquefy the raw material, saccharifying the material, fermenting with yeast, and adding a polypeptide with trehalase activity to the mature mash supernatant to produce the final product. The polypeptide used in the process must have at least 95% sequence identity to a specific sequence (SEQ ID NO: 6) mentioned in the patent.

Furthermore, the patent also details variations in the method, such as adding saccharifying enzymes and nitrogen sources during fermentation, pre-saccharifying the material before saccharification, and adjusting the temperature and pH during the reaction with the polypeptide. The concentration of the polypeptide with trehalase activity, its sequence identity to the specified sequence, and its presence during different steps of the process are also outlined in the claims. Overall, the patent provides a detailed and specific method for producing fermented products with alcohol or amino acids, emphasizing the use of a particular polypeptide with trehalase activity to enhance the process and product quality.

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