Services at InBio.be
Contract research and development
The Centre of Expertise - Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis has a longstanding tradition of collaboration with industrial partners, through joint Research & Development projects. The range of products and developed technologies cover the fields of food ingredients and additives, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, enzymes, bio-colorants, flavours and aroma compounds, fine and bulk chemicals as well as solvents and biofuels.
InBio.be is well equipped with standard microbiological equipment, including 4 sterile laminar airflow cabinets, 4 large incubation rooms, 8 shakers for Erlenmeyer cultures and a fermenter park of about 20 fermentors, ranging from 0,5 l lab fermenters up to a 150 l pilot scale fermenter. Our fermenters are all equipped with on-line computer monitoring and peripheral equipment for process control.
The Centre of Expertise is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical equipment to perform a diverse range of analyses involving HPLC, FPLC, GC, LC/MS-MS, etc.
InBio.be also possesses the experience and equipment for the construction of improved production strains, covering classical mutation as well as recombinant DNA-technology, such as gel electrophoresis, gene sequencing, PCR, etc.
Please take the virtual laboratory tour to see our equipment.
We can develop a fermentation or biocatalytic process for you starting from scratch, involving the screening and selection of suitable production strains or enzymes, the development and optimisation of fermentation or biocatalytical processes, as well as a suitable down-stream-processing process, required to obtain the product in a pure form.
We can optimise and improve your existing production processes, as well as perform troubleshooting of industrial production processes.
Our experience in collaborating with industry permits us to offer professional services to the industry, resulting in efficient collaboration under the strictest confidentiality, covered by tailor-made contracts and by our reputation.
We invite you to discuss with us your ideas, projects and problems on a confidential basis, to see if we can be of service to you. Pay us a visit for a closer look or call us. Please contact Prof. Wim Soetaert for more information or to make an appointment: