Biotech simplified

Simple explanation that we make use of (parts of) living organisms as cell factories to make useful products.

The right microorganism

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We find the right microorganism. Microorganisms are our smallest employees.

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We improve and strengthen the microorganism.

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After improvement they do their job better.

At the right amount

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We do all that is possible to make microorganisms feel happy.

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So that they grow and reproduce during fermentation.

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Because only then they will produce the targeted product at the right amount.

In the right concentration

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After fermentation, the product is mixed with many other compounds.

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Separating them and getting our product at the right concentration is key.

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Product is ready to be applied.

Applied in the right way

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Biotech products are applied in very different matrixes.

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Like food (cake, bread, beverages, yogurt, etc.), leftover biomass (e.g cornstover) or other bio-based processes.

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How do we assure the most efficient performance of the biotech product in the selected matrix?

On a (semi-) industrial scale

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Because experiments on labscale are not predictable enough, we test how our microbes perfom at pilot scale.

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Are they still healthy enough to produce the needed amounts efficiently?

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 If so, we are one step closer to move to industrial scale!

All backed up by data

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We check the productivity of the microorganisms.

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Methods and devices are in place to measure & predict how good the microorganism or the end products perform!

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All to make the right decisions along the entire R&D process!