Yeast in Biotechnology

  • Has a long history in biotechnology
  • Safe for humans as it has long been used for Beer production
  • Tools are available that can be utilized to manipulate yeast genetically
  • The most utilized yeast in the pharmaceutical industry is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Pharmaceutical protein production in yeast
    • Hepatitis vaccines 
    • human papillomavirus vaccines
    • Human serum albumin


  • Nielsen, 2013. Production of biopharmaceutical proteins by yeast: advances through metabolic engineering. Bioengineered. 4(4), 207-11. PMID-23147168; Full-Text Links:  tandfonline, PMC

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