Creating deigner bugs for the production of specialty carbohydrates

01 March 2012 → 28 May 2013
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biocatalysis and enzyme technology
    • Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
    • Fermentation
    • Industrial biotechnology diagnostics
    • Industrial microbiology
    • Industrial molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins
    • Industrial biotechnology not elsewhere classified
E. coli metabolic engineering specialty carbohydrates
Project description

The overall goal of this project is obtaining the investment requirements of venture capitalists, i.e., a convincing proof-of-concept, a strong IP portfolio, a business and financial plan, etc. enabling the creation of a white biotech spin-off engaged in the development, microbial production and commercialization of specialty carbohydrates for use as a food or pharmaceutical ingredient.