High performance enzymes available
VTT screens, purifies and produces enzymes for application research purposes. The VTT Performance Enzymes are targeted at diverse consumer and industrial markets, ranging from chemical, polymer, fibre and biomass processing to applications such as foods and beverages, personal care and cosmetics, sensors, indicators, to pulp, paper, packaging and textiles.
We offer research enzymes for application development worldwide.
VTT develops enzymes for industrial biotechnology applications and carries out research on various aspects of applied enzymology. This includes discovery of novel activities, characterization of their reaction mechanisms as well as improvement of enzyme properties through modern protein engineering techniques. We provide these experimental enzymes to both industry and research organisations for application development e.g. protein modification, targeted or total hydrolysis of lignocellulosics, targeted modification of renewable materials, pulp and paper treatments, food processing, biofuel cells and sensors, and in vivo sugar conversion routes.
VTT has long and profound expertise, especially on lignocellulose hydrolyzing enzymes and oxidative enzymes including laccases, tyrosinases, sulfhydryloxidases and lipoxygenases. We have also been working on other hydrolases, such as α-amylases, chitinases, esterases and lipases.
VTT discovers novel enzymes for clients or diverse applications. Classical screening methods, as well as modern techniques based on genomes and metagenomics can be used. High-throughput screening methods can be developed on our robotic system and data handling applications. The enzymes are produced in shake flask or in fermentors up to a volume of 1000 L. VTT is well-equipped for state of the art enzyme research, having e.g. ÄKTA protein purification units up to the pilot scale, and HPLC, MALDI-ToF MS, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), fluorescence and CD spectroscopy facilities for enzyme characterisation.
Dr. Raija Lantto
Senior Research Scientist
+358 20 722 4411