Metabolomics – A New Approach in Biotechnology

12 December 2011

New Service Platform for Sustainable and Competitive Biotechnological Processes

Insilico Biotechnology and Metabolomic Discoveries have agreed to pool their expertise to provide industrial biotech customers with a more comprehensive package of high quality services. The main focus of the cooperation lies in the field of applied systems biotechnology dealing with the metabolism of bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells. The combination of modern analytical methods with high-performance computing will give customers detailed insights into metabolism of cells. This will help shorten development times and form the basis for improving yields in biotechnological production processes. read more

Research Initiative to Combat Cell Ageing

14 October 2011

Insilico Biotechnology and its partners have started a joint large-scale research project to study how reactive oxygen species trigger ageing processes on the cell and tissue level and how to prevent these if possible. Biomarkers will be used to expose the processes and molecular target structures will be identified which can be targeted with active agents to delay aging. read more

»Lean Production« in the world of bacteria

30 August 2011

Insilico Biotechnology will use its models and simulations to improve bioproduction via bacteria by throwing unnecessary ballast overboard. Bacteria for industrial purposes can do without the survival and adaptation strategies needed in natural environments so these metabolic pathways and products are to be eliminated for production processes. The pioneer research project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Insilico Biotechnology is one of the partners. read more

Insilico’s alternatives to animal testing

29 July 2011

Insilico Biotechnology is partner in several EU research projects aimed at developing testing methods for cosmetic substances without using animals. Computer-based models and simulations will be implemented to support and advance the development of cell and tissue cultures which produce reliable results even for long-term applications. read more

How to save energy in a cell factory

30 June 2011

Insilico Biotechnology is taking active part in a joint research project out to quantify the energy budget of bacteria comprehensively for the first time with a view to optimising them for industrial bioproduction. The researchers’ aim is to use the cells’ own energy reserves to produce ground substances with minimum energy loss. To achieve this, the scientists are working with methods from systems biotechnology and bioinformatics. In the long run, this will help industrial biotechnology become much more competitive so that it can be applied for a considerably wider range of uses. read more