R4B to revolutionise biotechnology

The innovation component of the project is based on the recent discovery by consortium partners that bacteria are able to improve the efficiency of specific cellular processes by confining them in specialised subcellular membrane compartments, the so called bacterial lipid rafts.

Engineering the bacterial cells, Rafts4Biotech will target biotechnologically relevant reactions into these specialised membrane structures, thus eliminating unwanted cross reactions and toxicity, a fact that will highly increase the productivity of the industrial processes.

The joined work of our experienced team of partners will ensure that this novel and versatile technology is successfully transferred from the lab to the market and make a real impact in the European industry.

The project in numbers

Million €

Meet our partners


Stepping back to move forward

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

A long time has passed since Leeuwenhoek used a handmade microscope to describe the existence of microorganisms in the XVIIth century and since then, our knowledge about these tiny creatures has massively increased. He provided [...]

#MeetThePartners – Uwe Völker

November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Uwe Völker’s expertise in proteomics helps us optimising the production processes that we study at Rafts4Biotech. Watch the latest episode from our #MeetThePartner series and get to know his work!  [...]

R4B Symposium – The video

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

It was a pleasure to have so many international researchers joining us in Madrid last September for our first R4B Symposium! We enjoyed the meeting very much and so did our guests! We collected [...]


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