Biocatalytic Ketone Reductions Using Biobeads
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Lee and coworkers offers a kind of new concept to enzyme immobilization and explores its suitability in the context of miniaturisation and high-throughput screening. Here, polystyrene-immobilized ketoreductases are compared with its non-immobilized counterparts in terms of conversion and stereoselectivity (both determined by chiral HPLC), and the study indicates that the BioBeads perform similarly (sometimes slightly more selective) which may be useful whenever defined micro-scale amounts of biocatalysts were required in high-throughput experiment settings.