BioTork is the world leader in the use of evolutionary optimization to develop robust cellular factories capable of converting low value carbon sources such as biomass and agro-industrial by-products into high-value bio-based chemical commodities. Instead of adapting the production process to the metabolic limitations of the microorganisms, we adapt the microorganisms to perform optimally in the simplest and most economical production process.
BioTork can improve any type of microorganism on any kind of substrate. We can evolve strains for: (click on topics to learn more)
- Greater product yield
- Higher growth rates
- Higher productivity
- Higher titers
- Higher culture densities,
- Higher tolerance to product inhibition or to toxic compounds produced during real world bioprocesses,
- Robust growth at non-optimal temperatures, pH or aeration rates that are often encountered in real-world fermentations,
- Utilization of non-optimal carbon or nutrient sources
Learn more about evolutionary optimization at our Technology Q&A page.