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EnginZyme AB

Tomtebodavägen 6, 171 65 Solna, Sweden

www.enginzyme.com

EnginZyme A.B. (EZ) was founded in 2014 on the basis of academic research in the field of biocatalysis. The EnginZyme concept is to promote the use of single enzymes and enzymatic cascades for synthetic purposes on a broad scale to enable more cost efficient and less environmentally burdensome chemical processes applied across the chemical industry. Our technology platform integrates advanced materials, enzyme  engineering, automation, continuous flow reactors, and process solutions with biological advancements to unlock the potential of nature for use in industrial processes. The patented technology on which the company was founded utilizes the special properties of porous glass beads, uncoated or entirely covered with a carefully selected polymeric film. The vision for EnginZyme is to become a globally leading player in this area and to make biocatalysis the first choice. For further information, welcome to visit www.enginzyme.com.

Researchers associated with INTERfaces
Dr. Karim E. Cassimjee is co-founder and CEO of EnginZyme, currently the only Swedish Biocatalysis Company. Dr. Karim E. Cassimjee will be one of the Industry Representatives in the Steering Committee and a member of Dissemination and Exploitation Board (DEB). Together with Dr. Vince Murphy (CTO of EnginZyme) and Dr. Alexey Volkov (Project Manager of EnginZyme) they will be supervising ESR4 and ESR6 during their secondments.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment
The company occupies office and laboratory space in the former Karolinska Institute campus. World class laboratories are of modern design and well-fitted for the wet chemistry work associated with the engineering, production and use of enzymes. Normal as well as automation laboratory equipment is available in house. Direct analytical monitoring of reaction performance is mainly handled with HPLC, GC and mass spectrometry. 

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product

  1. K. Engelmark Cassimjee, R. Kourist R. et al., One-step enzyme extraction and immobilization for biocatalysis applications, Biotechnol. J. 2011, 6 (4) 463-469.
  2. K. Engelmark Cassimjee, H.-J. Federsel. EziG: A Universal Platform for Enzyme Immobilization. In Biocatalysis: An Industrial Perspective; G. de Gonzalo, P. Dominguez de Maria, Eds.; RSC Catalysis Series No. 29; The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018; Chapter 13, 345-362.
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