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Oxford Biotrans

Oxford Biotrans

University of Oxford spin-out company that develops and commercializes enzymatic process technologies.

Oxford Biotrans is a privately held company that was spun-out from the University of Oxford. It is supported by the research of Dr. Luet Lok Wong from it's Department of Chemistry. The company develops and commercializes enzymatic process technologies that yield high-value chemical compounds.



Oxford Biotrans' main product is natural-grade nootkatone made through the biotransformation of natural valencene. The company's nootkatone, which is the flavor and scent of grapefruit is available in purity grades from 50% and above. Valencene is a citrus extract obtained from oranges. The company is using it's patented approach to P450 enzyme design to develop further processes and additional products.

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Caitlin Armstrong

Scientist



Donna Byrne

Scientist



Jason King

CEO



Jay Jetavat

Scientist



Kouider Guerinik

Senior Scientist



Luet Wong

Scientific Advisor



Matthew Hodges

Director of Commercial Operations



Matthew McDonald

Scientist



Mohamed Issouf

Fermentation Development & Scale-up Manager



Murray Meissner

Scientist



Rik Hallewell

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Sam Morris

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Scott Gourlay

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Toni Fleming

Senior Scientist



Vicki Harper

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Will Barton

Chairman



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