COS4AnimalHealth - Chitooligosaccharides platform for animal health applications

15 October 2022 → 14 September 2024
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Synthetic biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Fermentation
    • Industrial microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Animal health engineering
Animal Health Chitooligosaccharides Fermentation
Project description

The aim of this IOF StarTT project is to deliver an industrial proof of concept for application and subsequent valorization of biotechnologically produced pure and well-defined chitooligosaccharides (COS). More specifically, the project focuses on animal health as killer application for which we will assess the in vitro biological activity of several carefully selected microbial COS-molecules, aligned to the market needs. The close collaboration with other UGent research groups makes it possible to further mature our unique technology and knowledge. In addition, a first estimation of the financial benefit of these COS-molecules for animal health will be fed into a preliminary financial plan and commercial strategy. As a result, the obtained minimal viable concept for animal health will facilitate the incorporation of the foreseen spin-off company B-COS.