Nine academic and industrial partners have given the go-ahead for a joint research project in the field of enzymatic production of high-quality chemicals. At a meeting in Leipzig on March 12, nine academic and industrial partners have given the go-ahead for a joint research project in the field of enzymatic production of high-quality chemicals. The project was created by c-LEcta in life, the for-dermittel commitments issued in March 2009. The project is coordinated by c-LEcta and comprises a total of two more start-up companies as well as the industrial company DSM. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which play a key role in the production of many chemicals.
The wide product range extends to fine and special chemicals for agriculture, cosmetic and food applications of high quality Chiral intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry. Biocatalytic processes must be economically competitive in comparison with other non-biological solutions and the high meet the timing requirements of the market. Natural enzymes used for Biocatalysis often exhibit a non-optimal acceptance for industrial-related substrates. That limits their widespread use in industrial processes. Key technologies such as for example enzyme engineering have a high economic value, since they can be used to optimize enzymes for industrial processes. Biocat closely within the project”the consortium partners strive for, a fully integrated enzyme engineering platform to develop.
With this platform, it will be possible to identify new enzymes for the synthesis of novel chemical products of high industrial relevance in very short time. The sustainability of the processes and the economic benefits will be available in the scientific work in the focus. The consortium comprises three technology companies (c-LEcta, Biosilta, Bioingenium), an industrial partner (DSM pharmaceutical products) and five academic institutions (Technical University of Denmark, Prof. Woodley; Technische Universitat Dresden, Prof. Barth; University of Oulu, Dr. Hillukkala; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Prof. Lopez Santin; University of Leipzig, Prof. Hofmann / Dr. Robert Gunther). The Consortium is coordinated by c-LEcta. About c-LEcta the c-LEcta GmbH is a company of white biotechnology and works in the field of industrial exploitation of biological processes. The focus is on the use of enzymes, so proteins with catalytic properties. On the basis of patented technologies, c-LEcta GmbH on the discovery, optimization and production of high-quality enzymes is specialized.