Our company’s inspiring history began in 1990 with the work of two talented postdoctoral fellows at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. With the objective of developing manufacturing solutions for complex natural phytochemicals using Plant Cell Fermentation (PCF®) Technology, they advanced an idea that many people thought would be impossible to realize: to produce paclitaxel (one of the world’s most important anti-cancer drugs) from plant cell cultures through plant cell fermentation instead of by harvesting rare and slow-growing pacific yew trees.
Today, Phyton Biotech is the world’s largest producer of high-quality paclitaxel and docetaxel via Plant Cell Fermentation (PCF®) technology. We also offer comprehensive development services for biopharmaceuticals and phytochemicals using PCF®, serving the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Agricultural and Food Ingredient industries. Phyton is a subsidiary of DFB Pharmaceuticals.
- Leadership Award for Productivity (2012) – Contract Manufacturing Organization
- Research Group of the Year Life Sciences Award (2011) – Select Biosciences
- Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge: Greener Synthetic Pathways Award (2004) – United States Environmental Protection Agency