BASF recently announced it has opened a new white biotechnology and microbiology research center in Tarrytown, N.Y. In the new laboratory, biologists and biotechnologists can work to develop more efficient biotechnological production processes and-together with material researchers-develop new antimicrobial products for medical technology, hygiene, and health care.

“The investment again demonstrates BASF’s commitment to white biotechnology, one of this century’s key technologies with vast potential for innovation,” said Harald Lauke, Ph.D., head of Biological & Effect Systems Research. “Furthermore, the new lab is an important step on the way to an even more globally organized research, and a very good base for successful new alliances in North America.”

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