The signed contract includes the joint use of innovative technologies for the identification and production of novel enzymes from aquatic sources,amongst others. “Dormant potentials of marine habitats for biotransformations can be deciphered and brought into market by the focused application of proteomics-based biotechnology”, says Prof. Dr. Thomas Schweder of the IMaB. ”Together with Enzymicals AG, we can offer our expertise in the field of de novo genome sequencing and gene annotation to a wide audience as a service.”
Thewhole value chain can be covered jointly by merchandising of new biocatalysts from aquatic systems and the application-oriented process development by Enzymicals AG.
The two institutionscomplement each other in their strategic alignment perfectly by the construction of expression systems and production strains for applications in fine chemistry.
“Thus, our customers will gain access to exquisite biocatalysts for applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry”, adds Dr. Ulf Menyes, CEO of Enzymicals AG, who foresees a strengthening of core competencies by the partnership.
Both new and existing customers will gain a long-term competitive advantage in tailored product and process development based on innovative biocatalysts from the cooperation of both institutions.About Enzymicals AG:
The interdisciplinary team of biochemists, biologists, synthetic and process chemists is led by Dr. Ulf Menyes (chemist) as chief executive officer (CEO) and Dr. Rainer Wardenga (biologist) as head of research and production (CSO). The Enzymicals AG has establishedcollaborations with leading companies in the chemical industry and established the technical requirements for the production of enzymes and for the biotechnological synthesis of specialty and fine chemicals on kg-scalewithin a short period of time. Enzymicals is member of BioCon Valley MV e.V.About the Institute of Marine Biotechnologye.V.:
A particular focus is on the field of functional genomics of marine microorganisms. The increasing number of sequenced genomes of marine bacteria and the extensive data on marine metagenomes allow a comprehensive insight into the previously unknown metabolic activities of marine organisms. The functional genome analysis is substantially supported by the analysis of the physiological proteome. One of the most modern and best equipped proteome centers in Germany was established at the University of Greifswald in recent years. These technologies are used by the IMaB to determine relevant, new gene functions and to make them accessible for biotechnological applications. The Institute is member of BioCon Valley MV e.V.Contact:
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