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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.

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R4B microorganisms: Bacillus subtilis

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Stories|

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September top10 BactToTheFuture stories

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Scientific conferences, IGEM projects and awesome microbes! BactToTheFuture brought us lots of interesting #synbio stories this month and we chose the best ones for you. 1 You don’t see them but they are incredibly powerful. [...]

September, back to school with Rafts4Biotech

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

We are not schoolkids anymore but  lifelong learning is still our mindset at Rafts4Biotech. Thus, after a short summer break, we prepared a month full of training and dissemination activities to start off strong with [...]

#FutureOfSynbio – Aimee Wessel

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The history of insulin production is a great example of how bacteria can really revolutionize our manufacturing strategies. These microbes work as miniature factories that we can engineer thanks to synthetic biology to produce a [...]

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