|At a Glance
Biotrend is a bioprocess development company in the field of Industrial Biotechnology.
Delivering sustainable value
Biotrend carries out research and develops in-house projects aiming at the production of biochemicals for which a clear market demand has been identified. Particular focus is given to complex products that usually require multistep chemical production and that Biotrend is able to produce in one fermentation step. For an example, refer to our Carotenoids page.
Rather than using genetically modified microorganisms in which multi-step pathways have been cloned, Biotrend explores opportunities provided by Nature’s microbiodiversity, developing novel processes using non-conventional but robust microbial strains that do not compromise the long term performance of the scaled-up processes. Further details are found in our Technology page. The description of our on-going bioprocess development projects is available in the Projects page.
Experts at your service
Biotrend offers consulting and contract research services. Past achievements include the development of a bioprocess for the L-lactic acid production from cheese whey, the development of a whole-cell biotransformation process for a leading biochemical multinational, the conceptual design of a process unit to produce a bio-based pesticide, the 10-fold increase in productivity of the production of cell extracts from marine bacteria and the development of an integrated production and purification process for biopolymers from lignocellulosic hydrolysates.