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Developmental Products
Products in the development stage have been shown to have market potential while also being attractive candidates for commercial scale production via fermentation using Myriant technology.  These products may be isolated directly via fermentation, or produced through one derivation step. 

In addition to succinic acid and other developmental stage products, Myriant has in its pipeline numerous products at the discovery stage.  These high-value specialty chemicals have been shown to have significant market potential and initial small scale laboratory experiments indicate that they can be produced cost effectively using Myriant’s proprietary biocatalyst technology.

Current development stage products include Fumaric Acid and Malic Acid.

Fumaric Acid
Fumaric acid, also a 4 carbon organic acid and its salts, find application largely in the food industry, where it is used to as an acidulent in beverages and baking powders, as a curing accelerator and as a flavoring agent. This substance is also valuable as a raw material for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, dyes and various resins, plasticizers and lubricants used in the coatings, adhesives and other industries.

Like Succinic Acid, Biobased Fumaric Acid could be utilized for the production of Butanediol.

Malic Acid
Malic Acid serves as an ingredient in cosmetics, beverages and medical products. In food applications, it provides an extreme tartness.