Joint development

Research & Development is at the heart of MetGen’s DNA. Focusing on lignocellulosic biomass, we strive to create solutions to improve your process.

Working in close cooperation with our customers, we are committed to find the right methods and solutions to boost their processes. By combining our special expertise with our customers’ knowledge of their core business, we can create valuable cutting-edge solutions that meet customer needs perfectly.

Our modular approach to enzyme development allows us to cooperate with our customers in a meaningful and effective way. In the screening phase, we commence initial screening of potential enzymes and process conditions. This takes up to 3 months. Before moving into the second phase, the best candidates for the customer’s process are carefully inspected and different options for the production discussed.

The following genetic engineering phase includes genetic engineering of the most promising enzyme or strains and scaling up production. The second phase takes from 6 to 12 months, and its 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. That’s why we developed the ENZINE® – a fast, flexible and versatile platform for creating first class enzymes.

ENZINE® is a unique platform that combines protein evolution technology and fermentation process development. It enables recombinant expression of tailored enzymes that meet the needs of our customers. Utilizing the ENZINE®, we have already improved the characteristics of many industrial enzymes including laccase, xylanase, endoglucanase, pectinase, and many more.

The core competencies of the ENZINE® include

  • SPEED: Novel enzymes can be developed from idea to industrial production in less than 12 months.
  • FLEXIBILITY: Ability to tailor the development process to find optimal solutions for unique needs and conditions.
  • VERSATILITY: Our preferred expression systems are built to serve enzyme engineering and protein evolution. ENZINE® allows us to produce large amounts of enzymes in a cost-efficient way – even the novel ones.
  • COMPLETENESS: Each novel solution created always comes with the comprehensive expertise of MetGen’s technical support team.