Novel enzymes unlock intricate reactions to produce unique molecules in the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
The BRAIN BioArchive: A proprietary collection of strains and genetic information enabling identification of enzymes catalysing chemistry like no known enzyme.
The BRAIN SeqPool: A proprietary digital metagenomic database ready for fast and easy in-silico discovery of so far undiscovered enzymes.
Increasing success rate: Custom-made DNA libraries can be generated from rationally selected or enriched biodiversity according to the customer’s requirements.
Protein engineering is the technique of developing proteins with increased added value through making alterations to its amino acid sequence improving its functionality or suitability to a given application or process. Focussing on rational design and directed evolution, we utilise sequence-function and structure-function to identify key relationships for targeted protein design. Alternatively PCR and random gene mutagenesis can be utilised to make alterations to the protein. One or a combination of both engineering techniques can be deployed to ensure a fast and cost effective process for developing a novel enzyme designed for success in your application.
Entire protein engineering projects: We handle the entire package - from protein design to in-depth characterisation of enzyme variants.
Not limited to one method: We combine different effective methods and use a solution-oriented engineering approach with the application goal firmly in mind.
Difficult challenges welcome: We work on standard enzyme optimisation projects but also specialise in “difficult enzymes”, e.g. transporters and enzyme cascades that call for more than just a standard assay.