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Calyxia: Enhancing Enzyme Application with Eco-friendly Technology

Enabling an Advanced and Sustainable Future Calyxia designs, manufactures, and sells high-performing, eco-engineered and tailor-made microcapsule solutions that enable global manufacturers to advance product performance and achieve sustainability goals. Based on an innovative technology, Calyxia's biodegradable microcapsules solutions are of significant interest for various markets, including Home Care, Personal Care and Agriculture to fight against microplastic use. Indeed, today a substantial amount of microplastics can be found in everyday products, such as fragrance capsules for laundry, and are now ubiquitous ...
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Taking Textiles to a Whole New Sustainable Level – Meet Zorluteks

Zorluteks is significantly involved in OXIPRO as a textile pilot providing the utilisation of a unique bleaching machine. Its primary objective is to contribute to the development and enhancement of enzyme-based sustainable textile bleaching chemicals. To this end, Zorluteks has shared its critical textile expertise and business know-how, offering samples of its bleaching chemicals whenever required. Zorluteks is delighted to have the opportunity to perform various experiments with its machine after the production of sustainable and environmentally friendly bleaching chemicals....
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Gecco and Calyxia Present at High Profile Events this Month!

OXIPRO partners GECCO and CALYXIA are getting geared up for engagement at high-profile events taking place this Autumn in Spain and Germany GECCO is excited to confirm its participation at CPHI Worldwide  2023, which will be held in Barcelona from the 24th to the 26th of October. This event provides the perfect platform for expanding its network and making key industry connections. The GECCO partners are looking forward to meeting other professionals and sharing their views on how to facilitate...
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OXIPRO Visits Major Greek Detergent Producer – Rolco

OXIPRO Visits Major Greek Detergent Producer – Rolco

Geared up with safety shoes, vests and goggles, a group of OXIPRO scientists were welcomed inside Rolco’s production facilities outside Athens to learn how enzymes are used in environmentally friendly detergents.     The Greek detergent producer Rolco is a partner in the EU-funded project OXIPRO and interested in novel enzyme-based formulations to promote more sustainable homecare products. As part of OXIPRO’s annual meeting this spring in Athens, Rolco invited project participants for a visit to their 22,410 m2 factory....
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OXIPRO Welcomes New Expert to the Team

OXIPRO Welcomes New Expert to the Team

OXIPRO is delighted to welcome our new expert to the project team at SBSM: Christiane Hollmann, PhD.   A Biologist and Molecular Biologist by training, Christiane holds degrees from the Free University Berlin and the University of Hamburg, specialising in Immunology and Oncology, and specifically in medical and therapeutic contexts. Her PhD focused on the genetics of Juvenile (autoimmune) Diabetes at the University Hospital Eppendorf.  Following this, as a post-doc, Christiane conducted research into germinal center reactions in AIDS within...
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Meet the OXIPRO Team at Biocatalysts Ltd – Driving Enzyme Innovation

Meet the OXIPRO Team at Biocatalysts Ltd – Driving Enzyme Innovation

Unlocking Life’s Potential Biocatalysts Ltd is a global biotechnology company producing speciality enzymes at commercial scales for food, flavour and fragrances, pharmaceuticals, life science and fine chemical industries. Biocatalysts Ltd offer both off- the-shelf enzyme products and an award-winning customised enzyme discovery, development, and manufacturing service, with the tools and flexibility to provide tailored solutions specific to customers’ needs and to deliver rapid enzyme scale up from discovery through to full commercialisation. Biocatalysts Ltd produce high value enzymes through microbial...
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OXIPRO Researcher Wins Award at National Congress of Industrial Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

OXIPRO Researcher Wins Award at National Congress of Industrial Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

OXIPRO is extending enormous congratulations to Gerard Guerra Mas (UAB) for winning the best poster award at the IX National Congress of Industrial Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, held in Madrid from 10th - 12th June.   Gerard's poster titled 'Optimización de la producción recombinante en Escherichia coli de la enzima N-acetil glucosamina oxidasa en un sistema libre de antibióticos' was viewed by many of the 200 participants attending this forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge and experiences in Industrial...
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Discover the Latest Breakthroughs in Enzyme Innovation: The Active Site Newsletter 9th Issue is Here!

Discover the Latest Breakthroughs in Enzyme Innovation: The Active Site Newsletter 9th Issue is Here!

We are excited to announce the release of the 9th issue of "The Active Site" newsletter, now available here! This edition is packed with exciting updates, ground-breaking research, and insightful articles that highlight the latest advancements in enzyme technology and their transformative impact across various industries.   What’s Inside the 9th Issue?  - Editorial: “Enzymes in Cosmetics and Personal Care - A Catalyst for Change or Just Another Trend?  - Top papers: selected by our scientific committee  - Highlighted news:...
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OXIPRO Unveils Game-Changing Enzyme Innovations for Greener Textiles at ESOF 2024

OXIPRO Unveils Game-Changing Enzyme Innovations for Greener Textiles at ESOF 2024

OXIPRO and its three sister projects: ‘The Cluster Enzyme for Greener Products’, joined forces to showcase how our enzyme-based innovations may translate into a reduced environmental impact of our everyday lives and consumption at the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) from 12th to 15th June in this year’s ‘European City of Science’ Katowice, Poland. This international interdisciplinary event attracted a large gathering of leading scientists, policymakers, journalists, business leaders, and the public to discuss cutting-edge scientific advancements and their societal...
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OXIPRO’s Athens Summit: Bridging Science and Industry for New Biotech-Solutions

OXIPRO’s Athens Summit: Bridging Science and Industry for New Biotech-Solutions

The OXIPRO project team recently convened in Athens, Greece, for their third annual project meeting. Inspired by the city’s rich scientific heritage, the partners kicked off the final year of this ground-breaking initiative and focused on achieving remarkable progress.   OXIPRO focuses on harnessing the power of oxidoreductases—enzymes that facilitate crucial chemical reactions reducing or oxidizing molecules – and applying this in four key areas that are showing promise for significant advancements: textile processing, formulations of liquid detergents, upgrading of...
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OXIPRO – Boosting Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing in the EU

OXIPRO – Boosting Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing in the EU

In March this year, the European commission proposed a series of targeted actions to boost biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the EU which is, as stated, “one of the most promising technological areas of this century”.   Biotechnology and biomanufacturing can help the EU to modernize its agriculture, forestry, energy, food and feed sectors and industry. In addition, these technologies can contribute to a more competitive and resilient EU, that provides better healthcare to its citizens, and succeeds in its green...
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NORCE Joins EuropaBio and Science|Business in a Call for Accelerated Support of Industrial Biotechnology 

NORCE Joins EuropaBio and Science|Business in a Call for Accelerated Support of Industrial Biotechnology 

In a recent closed-door roundtable discussion jointly hosted by EuropaBio and Science|Business, experts emphasized the critical role of industrial biotechnology in ensuring Europe's competitiveness and innovation. NORCE, as a research institute at the forefront of enabling green industrial biotechnology and coordinator of the key EU projects such as OXIPRO, was invited as one of the participants.     NORCE was advocating for increased support for research dedicated to developing greener technologies and more sustainable consumer products. As Europe transitions to a...
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OXIPRO to Showcase Sustainable Enzyme Innovations at EuroScience Open Forum 2024

OXIPRO to Showcase Sustainable Enzyme Innovations at EuroScience Open Forum 2024

We are delighted to announce that Gro Bjerga, Coordinator of the OXIPRO project, will be representing our cutting-edge work at a special session to be held during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2024 in Katowice, Poland.   This unique session is set to explore the theme of "Innovative clean technologies as a bridge for the industry and natural environment."   During this event, Gro will present OXIPRO's pioneering enzyme-based solutions, highlighting our transformative impact on the textile industry. Our innovative...
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Advancing Sustainable Consumer Products: Insights from the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp in Berlin

Advancing Sustainable Consumer Products: Insights from the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp in Berlin

As the world grapples with environmental challenges, the need for innovative, eco-friendly consumer products has never been more pressing, but how can we build bridges from science to industry and the consumer market?  In response to this question, the OXIPRO Innovation Boot Camp convened in Berlin from April 18th to 19th, 2024. This event marked a significant milestone in the journey towards transitioning to sustainable consumer goods through the co-creation of an oxidoreductase foundry.   The boot camp attracted a...
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Introducing OXIPRO’s Newest Members

Introducing OXIPRO’s Newest Members

OXIPRO is delighted to welcome and to introduce three new members to our dynamic project team:   Gizem Özbek Çam: Zorluteks Gizem graduated from Ankara University, Department of Chemistry in 2012, and then embarked on her master's degree at the same university. Her thesis topic was to develop a biosensor to detect Immunoglobulin G (IgG). After working in the R&D department in the cosmetics industry for 1.5 years, Gizem moved sectors and started working at Zorluteks in 2017. Her current...
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