Premier Tech Life sciences will move to TWB’s premises
By the end of 2023, a dozen team members from the Life Sciences business group from the Canadian company with an international dimension Premier Tech will move to TWB’s premises. This strategic partnership aims to accelerate the development of new natural ingredients and formulas with unique biological activity, capable of being positioned as natural alternatives to antibiotics in animal nutrition and health treatments, and then as functional solutions in the human nutrition and health sector.
The French expertise in the biotechnology sector recognised internationally
With 5,200 team members in 28 countries, Premier Tech develops innovative and unique solutions in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, automation, water treatment and recycling, digital transformation and life sciences. Premier Tech, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is one of the six largest Canadian investors in France. Established in France for over 10 years through its various groups, nearly 400 team members work on 12 sites, including eight production sites, as well as an Innovation, Research and Development (IR&D) centre.
Since 2020, Premier Tech has been developing its Premier Tech Life Sciences (PTLS) business group, dedicated to biotechnologies. PTLS designs its technological platform, based on the exploitation of microorganisms and plant extracts in response to global environmental, food and health issues.
A collaboration of common interest with high technological impact
Building on its scientific advances, PTLS wishes to accelerate the development of its plant and microbial technology platform and associated ingredients. TWB has been identified by Premier Tech as a partner of great interest thanks to its technological skills, its infrastructures, its state-of-the-art equipment and its ecosystem favourable to the development of collaborations.
“Recognised nationally and internationally as an organisation of excellence in industrial biotechnology, TWB is involved in high-stakes disruptive innovation projects for the development of products and processes from biobased raw materials. This expertise, combined with its know-how in assisting us in scaling up to pre-industrial scale — a crucial stage in our development — will be valuable assets. Its consortium of public and private organisations will also play a key role in our development by giving us access to an ecosystem of major players in the industrial biotechnology sector — industrialists, researchers, start-ups and more”, comments Carmen Lapadatescu, Vice President Science and Technology at Premier Tech Life Sciences.
This partnership strengthens TWB’s position as a major player in industrial biotechnologies on a European and global scale. “Our on-site support offer, in place since 2015, has already attracted nine start-ups and can now also accommodate companies wishing to launch new activities and train teams based on TWB’s know-how and expertise”, explains Laurie Rey, Business & Partnership Manager at TWB.
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