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Table 1 General interest of lipase-related applications during the last four decades

From: Orchestration an extracellular lipase production from Aspergillus niger MYA 135: biomass morphology and fungal physiology

Search methodology (field combinations) Database
PubMed Patentscope
Lipase
AND (lipase application combined with OR)
AND
Date of publication
Decade Total Decade Total
1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019 1980–2020 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019 1980–2020
Lipase applications Number of documents
Pharmaceutical, Medical diagnostic 2 8 50 170 240 2 76 211 302 602
Oleochemical, Bio/fuela 0 1 15 346 369 0 1 22 84 105
Agrochemical 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 1 3 8
Food, Flavour 233 289 616 1,299 2509 13 100 289 584 1035
Detergent 49 65 65 134 322 32 179 100 211 535
Biosensor 0 0 8 46 56 0 4 2 6 12
Waste, Valorization, Waste management, Bioremediation 2 20 127 354 529 2 18 58 153 233
Cosmetic 0 4 28 117 156 0 26 99 49 171
  1. aTo represent the scope of this article, the keyword biofuel was more appropriated in PubMed database; while, the keyword fuel was more appropriated in Patentscope database