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High efficiency patented fermentation technology allowing biotech production for food, feed, pharma, agro-active ingredient sectors

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOIT20200408001
Published
08/04/2020
Last update
27/04/2020
Expiration date
28/04/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Plant Design and Maintenance
Process Plant Engineering
Fermentation
Bioprocesses
Enzymology/Protein Engineering/Fermentation
Food and feed ingredients
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Research and experimental development on biotechnology
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Summary

Summary: 
An Italian company specialized in fermentation systems and process technologies for biotech production, has developed an innovative solid state fermentation technology that allows a very large number of biotech products. The company is looking for new partners (engineering companies, plants installers and producers, research centers) interested in commercial agreement with technical assistance and research or technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

An Italian company with a deep expertise in fermentation systems and process technologies for biotech production, has developed a high advanced fermentation technology that allows a very large number of products.
The innovative technology is suitable for solid state fermentation and also downstream operations under sterile conditions as well: downstream operations can be performed in the same bioreactor upon completion of the fermentation processes, so avoiding additional transfer to other equipment and contamination risks.
Furthermore the solid state process produces no wastewater to be treated, so saving treatment plant and its operation costs.
The fermentation plant is a solution fitting for many manufacturing sectors, such as food, feed, biotech, pharma, agro-active ingredient productions. The technology is particularly useful to get fungi viable spores in large quantity, yeast viable cells in dry granules of powders, secondary methabolites or enzymes fixed on solid dry granules, etc.
Process steps, production cycle time and contamination risk are drastically reduced in the bioreactor unit.
The proprietary hardware and software of the bioreactor allows full control of the key process conditions. It includes Wi-Fi for mobile parts connectivity to PLC. All process data are accurately tracked and recorded for full product traceability.
The new technology equipment and process is protected by international patent.
The Italian company is looking for new partners such as:
- engineering companies, installer and producer of manufacturing plants in the food, feed, pharma, agro-active ingredient sectors, interested in adapting the innovative fermentation technology to their own requirements and integrating it in their process equipment, under commercial agreement with technical assistance
- companies and research centers searching high efficiency fermentation plants with specific aims and features, wishing to collaborate under research or technical cooperation agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main advantages and innovations of the fermentation technology are the following: - high efficiency thanks to a reduced cycle time; - minimum manpower requirement; - high yields; - no transfer is needed to other equipment to complete the production process; - no wastewater to be treated; - most downstream processes are possible. The innovative fermentation equipment is featured by: - standard components, easy to replace (hardware and software); - easy loading and un-loading; - possibility of local and remote control; - easy to use software.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The potential partners can be engineering companies, process plants installers, manufacturing plants/equipment producers interested in commercial agreement with technical assistance to adapt the fermentation technology to specific requirements and integrate it within food, feed, pharma, agro-active ingredient productive plants. The Italian company is also available for research or technical cooperation agreement with companies or research organizations wishing to use the high efficiency fermentation technology within research or productive activities with particular needs.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500