What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the chemical industry?
Fumes, toxicity, dangers, bad chemicals. Well, not anymore.
"The catalyst market is growing and demanding greener and more sustainable solutions. Catalyst that can be produced cost-efficiently and can bring us forward without damaging the environment"
The market we are tapping into here is huge and actively growing. Catalysts are becoming more and more important, and enzymes, as part of the future of industry, are also growing in demand every year. The market share of immobilized enzymes is around 1.4B, and Europe and Switzerland alone occupy 20% of that – more than 200M.
Pharmaceuticals and API industry
Pharmaceuticals are getting more chemically complex, and with it, synthetic chemists have to find better strategies for their production.
But why reinvent the wheel? Nature has provided us with a fantastic and varied toolbox with enzymes. In the synthesis of any pharmaceutical, the early incorporation of an enzymatic step that can save time, cost and troubles.
Biocatalysis has been used for centuries in the food industry through fermentations, and in the last decades free enzymes have also shown their potential.
Two processes in the food industry stand out: the production of high fructose corn syrup and lactose free milk. Both take advantage of the extreme selectivity and efficiency of two different enzymes to produce, at the end, a safe, ecological and economical product.
Fragrances are, mostly, natural products or derivatives. And if their origin is natural, there is a biocatalytic way to make it. Free enzymes or whole cells might be inefficient, but what about immobilized enzymes?
We can provide with cost-efficient, stable and reusable biocatalysts, so the production of your fragrance never has to stop.
Chiral building blocks
Chiral molecules are ubiquitous in the previously mentioned markets, but they are also extremely important molecules to act as building blocks in many others.
Chirality can be achieved with extraordinary efficiency and selectivity using enzymes, and with extraordinary space-time yields and productivity with immobilized enzymes.
Protein and antibody immobilization
Our technologies are not limited to enzymes! Any protein can be immobilized, such as for example antibodies.
If you are experiencing troubles with the standard immobilization techniques for your proteins, contact us to find the solution.
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