Protein production, reinvented.
Our expression platform uses Nicotiana benthamiana plants, which is the most widely used experimental host in plant virology, due mainly to the large number of viruses that can successfully infect it.
The natural cell process of Nicotiana benthamiana is therefore temporarily exploited to produce a wide variety of recombinant proteins.
How does it work?
We construct a code that contains genetic instructions that our plants can ‘read’, and we insert it into agrobacteria that carries the information into the plant’s cells.
The plants are immersed in an Agrobacterium suspension. Using a vacuum, the air between the plant cells is sucked out. The plants then act like sponges, absorbing the agrobacterium suspension
The plants are placed for 5 to 6 days in a carefully controlled environment so that they can continue to grow. During this period the plants quickly produce large quantities of the desired protein
After the growing phase, we harvest the plant leaves, turn them into a liquid , and add a buffer solution to extract the desired protein
The protein is then filtered and purified according to industry-standard protocol, before finishing the biologic in its final form
A paradigm shift in protein engineering: we design a new generation of animal-free biomolecules that suit your needs.
From cytokines to antibodies, we design and manufacture a
wide range of proteins.
From GRAS to GMP, we know your regulatory needs and work
with you to meet them
Thereby eliminating the likelihood
of contamination with human pathogens.
We deliver consistently high-quality proteins with improved and tunable glycosylation patterns.
From lab-scale to commercial production at scale, our approach is designed to grow with you.
From gene synthesis, to purified
protein, to fully developed
process in as little as 3 months.