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Interest continues to grow in the use of microbes to produce cannabinoids.
Intrexon, an American biotech company listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, has announced a development in its microbial platform capable of producing cannabinoids for medical use.
It has created a yeast strain capable of producing low-cost, robust and consistent cannabinoid outputs through fermentation.
Exectuve directive Chris Savile said: “Microbial fermentation routes to produce cannabinoids provide advantages over traditional plant-based extraction. We expect to optimise strains to produce specific cannabinoids that may be commercialised in the coming years.”