Freezyme: a new expression platform for cold-active enzyme production

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Biological Sciences


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Description This project conducted an initial market assessment and IP analysis to help determine the commercial opportunity surrounding a low-temperature microbial expression platform currently under development. In particular, this assessment sought to determine the best strategy for protecting intellectual the team's intellectual property and the market need for low-temperature expression system in applications other than detergents. The expression system has potential use for expressing cold-active enzymes but also more widely for difficult to express proteins that would benefit from the slower folding and greater solubility associated with lower temperatures.
Exploitation Route It is being currently being used to inform a small team of the commercial opportunities surrounding a new microbial manufacturing platform.
Sectors Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

Description Sustainable cold expression of cleaning enzymes
Amount £253,035 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V003453/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 07/2023