Biopolymers

Technology Map Detailed Contents February 2020

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Biopolymers That Derive Directly from Biomass
  • Biopolymers from Biobased Monomers
  • Biopolymers from Simple Organisms
  • Applications

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors and Standards
    • Bioplastics
    • Functional Foods
    • Medical Devices

Areas to Monitor

  • 3D Printing
  • Advances in Bioprocessing and Biocatalysis
  • Advances in Biobased Polymers
  • Advances in Drug Delivery
  • Biowaste Resources
  • Government Policy
  • Influence of Oil and Natural-Gas Prices
  • Land Factors
  • Novel-Materials Development
  • Developments in Nucleic-Acids Research
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Tissue Engineering

Implications of Commercialization

  • Biopolymers Will Enable the Transition to a Biobased and Resource-Efficient Economy
  • The Bioplastics Market Will Expand
  • New Technologies and Novel Biopolymers Emerge
  • New Applications Will Emerge for Biopolymers in Medicine
  • Biobased Processes Are Emerging

Opportunities

  • Medical Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
    • Therapeutics
    • Drug Delivery
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Industrial Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Consumer Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Food Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities

Updates

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