MetGen stands for

Mastering Enzyme Technologies and Genetic Engineering

MetGen as a company has focused on lignocellulosic biomass.

That is our business strategy, what is yours?

ENZINE® technology platform is enzyme agnostic. In other words, our platform can be utilized to improve any enzyme, focusing on biomass also other than our strategic focus and enzyme strains.
Our typical cooperation is divided into two phases. At the first phase MetGen will screen potential enzymes and best strains to work with, introducing the results to the customer. After the first phase our modular approach, if the results are favorable and desirable for the customer, can move to the second phase of genetic engineering and scale up of production. Before moving into the second phase, the best candidates for the customer’s process are carefully inspected and different options for the production discussed.

Modular approach to enzyme development

1st phase

Initial screening of potential enzymes and process conditions. First phase takes up to 3 months, cost estimation 20k€ per month.

2nd phase

Genetic engineering of the most promising enzyme or strains, scale up of production. Second phase takes 6-12 month, the cost is affected by selections on the manufacturing site as well as ownership and user rights of the developed solutions.

ENZINE® Technology Platform

Our quest for industrial enzymes requires a state-of-the-art technology platform. We bring innovative sustainable solutions, by tailor-making industrial enzymes to fit customer processes.

For us, industrial means large scale, robust, and price effective.

ENZINE® is a platform combining protein evolution technology and fermentation process development enabling recombinant expression of tailored enzymes that meet the needs of our customers. We have already improved the characteristics of many industrial enzymes including, but not limited to: laccase, xylanase, endoglucanase, pectinase, and much more

MetGen has gathered a dedicated team that is highly experienced in genetic engineering, microbiology, industrial biotechnology and their end-users’ processes, to be able to meet the customer needs and to ensure excellence on every step from idea to production.

What makes the ENZINE® platform unique?

  1. FAST: Ability to develop a novel enzymes from idea to industrial production in less than 12 months
  2. FLEXIBLE: Tailored approach in enzyme design for optimized solution even in the most challenging industrial conditions
  3. VERSATILE: Our preferred expression systems are built to serve enzyme engineering and protein evolution, and as such it provides the ability to produce large amounts of enzyme in price efficient way – even the novel ones.

COMPLETE: Our clients come to us with a challenge in their industrial process. We solve it by novel enzyme supplied in industrial quantities. The new solution always comes with the continued expertise of MetGen’s technical support team.

We have already developed and scaled-up many interesting molecules with unique industry specific characteristics including laccases, pectinases, endoglucanases, xylanases, cellulases, and many other enzymes.

MetGen is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients’ business activities. Complete service concept is illustrated below:

ENZINE® Technology Platform is perfectly aligned with MetGen’s service concept