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Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume 69, 2021, Pages 68-76

Large-scale production of enzymes for biotechnology uses

Aneesa Fasim1, Veena S More2, Sunil S More1

School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru 560 111, Karnataka, India.


Enzymes are biocatalysts that speed up the chemical reaction to obtain the final valuable product/s. Biotechnology has revolutionized the use of traditional enzymes to be applicable in industries such as food, beverage, personal and household care, agriculture, bioenergy, pharmaceutical, and various other segments. With respect to the exponential growth of enzymes in biotech industries, it becomes important to highlight the advancements and impact of enzyme technology over recent years. In this review article, we discuss the existing and emerging production approaches, applications, developments, and global need for enzymes. Special emphasis is given to the predominantly utilized hydrolytic microbial enzymes in industrial bioprocesses.

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