Scaling up of fermentation processes

A Spanish biotech company, specialised in marine microbiology and natural products chemistry, offers fermentation technology and more than 15 years of expertise to entities involved in fermentation projects with the need of method development and scale up from laboratory to industrial scale. The partners sought are companies, universities and R&D institutions, in the fields of agriculture, pharma, health, food and cosmetics, interested in manufacturing and financial agreement.
The Spanish company has unique libraries of 80.000 strains, 70.000 microbial extracts and more than 1000 pure natural compounds used for the development of products and processes for key industrial sectors, such as human & animal health, cosmetics, agriculture and food industry. Besides the collections and R&D capabilities, the company is specialized in approaching next steps for a consistent and profitable production for industrial applications: the pilot scale. A team of experts in microbiology and chemistry would study and design the experiments needed to boost the production and minimize the costs associated to the process. They are also experts in maximizing the production during the fermentation and optimizing the downstream steps to obtain high yields in a cost-effective manner. More than 15 years of experience have resulted in a deep knowledge in microbial metabolism, media development, fermentation parameters optimization and purification techniques to move promising projects into industrial opportunities. The expert team leverages the optimization of both upstream and downstream processes applied to both, biomass recovery and highly pure substances. The company is interested in manufacturing and financial agreement with companies, R&D institutions and academia of sectors as health, pharma, cosmetics, agriculture and food industry with interest in scaling up or optimizing fermentation process. Nevertheless, as a small company, the business model is flexible and depends on the project scope, risks, innovation and purpose, so the company is open to different business approaches.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought: 
Partners sought are companies, R&D institutions and universities interested or in needed of innovative fermentation processes with strong industrial potential in the fields of agriculture, pharma, food and cosmetics. Companies should have a suitable production process and seek for optimizing and producing larger amounts for further studies. The collaborations desired are manufacturing or financial agreement.
Stage of Development: 
Field tested/evaluated
IPR Status: 
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