LEVERAGING THE POWER OF NATURE FOR SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

Enzyan's mission

How can biocatalysis make the manufacturing of value-added chemical products more efficient and sustainable, cheaper and cleaner? We provide experimental data that helps manufacturing companies to implement biocatalytic cascades in their production plants. Thereby, we contribute to the transition toward a greener chemical production.

WHY BIOCATALYSIS?

STATE OF THE ART

In traditional chemical synthesis non-compatible reactions are carried out separately. This is time consuming, inefficient and infers high costs due to intermediate purification.

METABOLIC ENGINEERING OF MICROBES

Live microbes with artificially designed metabolic pathways produce chemicals through a series of enzyme-catalyzed reactions from renewable feedstocks. Such systems are difficult to optimize and only yield low product titers.

OUR APPROACH: IN VITRO BIOCASCADES

The benefits of chemical synthesis and metabolic engineering combined. No living cells are needed. Compatible biocatalysts (enzymes) operate together in a single  reaction vessel with high substrate loadings, selectivity and under mild reaction conditions. 

WHAT WE DO...

CASCADE DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION

We identify an ensemble of biocatalysts that could deliver a desired value-added product from preferably renewable starting materials. Furthermore, we find the conditions under which the biocatalysts optimally work together and yield the highest product quality and quantity.

ENZYME CHARACTERIZATION

Can an enzyme or protein of interest be produced in a microbial host organism? How could the heterologous expression be optimized? Is the biocatalyst able to convert a given substrate into the desired product(s)? These and more questions are addressed in our enzyme characterization service.

Biocatalysis is perfectly suited to transform substrates from renewable resources to value-added chemical products.”

APPLICATIONS

Pharmaceuticals and APIs

Biofuel production

Beverage- and food additives

Cleaning technology

Biotech

Fragrance- and flavor compounds

Bioplastic monomers

Agrochemical products

ABOUT ENZYAN

We are a group of founders with a strong scientific background in the field of biocatalysis, biotechnology and organic chemistry.

Dr. Stefan Payer
(Chemist, CEO)

 

Dr. Mattia Lazzarotto
(Chemist, CSO)

 

Dr. Mathias Pickl-Farnberger
(Chemist)

 

Dr. Elisa Lanfranchi
(Biotechnologist)

 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kroutil
(Scientific advisor)

 

Join the Team

Interested in joining Enzyan?
We are currently looking for a lab Technician. Read more in the job advertisement below (pdf in English and German).

We are a spinoff of

OUR RESOURCES

Vast experience and know-how in chemistry and biocatalysis

Wet lab infrastructure

Diverse biocatalyst library

Modern analytical instruments

Liquid-handling robot for high-throughput experimentation

AI-assisted cascade optimization

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

AND LET‘S START THINKING ABOUT BIOCATALYSIS!