Funded Ongoing Projects

Nowadays Biochemize is involved in several projects. Along with our partners and as a member of different associations, with the supporting actions from several research institutions, we are taking part in these projects:

BioConSePT

BioConSepT is a 13 Mill. EUR EU-funded project which aims to produce consumer goods out of biomass, i.e. plant matter, which is not competing with the food chain. Non-edible fats & oils and wood will be the feedstock (“ingredients”) of the of the 2nd generation biomass process.

Hotdrops

The HOTDROPS project is an initiative from the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center of the Autonomus University of Madrid, in colaboration with several european companies and institutions, whose aim is to develop an “Ultra High-throughput platform” for the selection of thermostable proteins, combining Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Microfluidics. This project will use protein expression systems derived from the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus in combination with folding reporters that inform indirectly of the Thermostability of any given protein through the emission of a fluorescent signal.

RETOS

This is a Spanish National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society. The aim of the Retos-Colaboración call is the supporting actions for cooperative projects between companies and research institutions, with the goal of developing new technologies, ideas and techniques, to create new products and services.

The project Bioconversion of phytosterol in APIs (code RTC-2014-1439-1) is directly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance. Our partners are the Molecular Biology Center Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) and the company Gadea BiopharmaBiochemize has been confirmed  as the leader of this project.

Colciencias

Colciencias is a Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Colciencias has the challenges to coordinate the National System Of Science, Technology, and Innovation -SNCTI, create synergies and interactions so that Colombia has a scientific, technological, and innovative culture; it means that Colombian regions and population, the productive sector, professionals and non-professionals, students, and elementary school, high school, under grade, and post grade professors make part of the strategies, and research and development agendas.

CARBAZYMES

The international project CARBAZYMES “Sustainable industrial processes based on a C-C bond-forming enzyme platform”, which starts in February, and includes the participation of 14 enterprises and research centers from 5 different countries and is funded by the European Comission Horizon 2020 Program. This project will be developed for the next four years.

Biocatalysis” has the potential to improve chemical processes in compliance with the concept and principles of Green Chemistry. Moreover, biocatalysis can holistically improve economic, social and environmental aspects of industrial processes.

During its course, the CARBAZYMES project will develop the biocatalytic synthesis of 4 APIs and 3 bulk chemicals representative of market needs in a scale technique and using a broad platform of 4 types of unique C-C bond formation enzymes.