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Research Article

Manufacturing Economics of Plant-Made Biologics: Case Studies in Therapeutic and Industrial Enzymes

Table 6

Capital investment and operating costs for manufacturing of cellulases in field-cultivated plants (in 2013 US dollars).

Plant-based cellulase production processFungal-based cellulase production process

Total capital investment (millions of US dollars)$11.5$81.5
Total annual operating costs per unit of cellulase production (millions of US dollars) $20.0$29.9
Unit production cost ($/kg cellulase)$6.98$10.6

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