Skills domains

photo-59_produits-services-bdThe expertise of TWB covers a broad scope of industrial biotechnology: enzyme engineering, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, fermentation, separation and purification processes and state-of-the-art analytical techniques. Microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi) and enzymes are the main biological tools. Other tools are conceivable and projects implementing protozoa or micro-algae have already been conducted.

The main objective is to use and convert renewable carbon sources (biomass, by-products) into valuable products.

Application domains are chemistry in a broad sense (chemical products, aromas, colors, prebiotics, pharmaceutical compounds,…), materials (bioplastics, biopolymers,…) and energy (biofuels).

TWB skills include:

  • TWB own resources, with its technical platforms
  • Partnerships established with renowned academic laboratories: TWB is tightly articulated with the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP) at INSA Toulouse. In order to expand TWB range of skills, other partnerships are also developed: Genopole Université d’Evry, ESPCI Paris Tech, MICALIS Jouy-en-Josas, BBF Marseille
  • Partnership with the Technology Resource Center CRITT Bio-Industries Midi-Pyrénées.

Depending on the needs, TWB also collaborates with complementary life science platforms such as the Genotoul Toulouse network.

 

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The Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP) at the University of Toulouse, under the triple administrative stewardship of INSA/INRA/CNRS, is internationally renowned for its level of expertise in the fields of biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, microbiological engineering and environmental processes.

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A technology transfer oriented platform, CRITT Bio-Industries is specialized in pre-industrial scale bioprocesses. CRITT Bio-Industries owns a dedicated technology platform including biomass pre-treatment, fermentation, bio-separation and purification units.