Our competitive advantage is the ability to transfer technologies and know-how from the field of red biotech into green biotech. During previous projects, the founding members implemented, developed and advanced technologies for pharmaceutical production processes. Our close cooperation with workshops allows very efficient development cycles and quick prototyping.
At the intersection of academic research and industrial applications, we can effectively develop high tech solutions cost and time efficiently. Find out more about our development capabilities and rationales. As a project basis we offer two types of contracts:
Project type - Basis for collaboration
Within our fast growing team, we pinpoint and follow up on most promising approaches for any given challenge,
Project Scope - What we offer
We offer scientific expertise as well as bioprocess development services for hairy roots and microbial hosts. Depending on your requirements / stage
of product development we offer three general packages. Contact us to discuss your needs and to receive a
quote/proposal tailored to your specific needs.
You have promising results for your products and want to address the topic of economic feasibility?
We offer the conceptualization of a production process. Based on theoretic yields an estimation of the cost of goods dependent on production scales and necessary purities is possible. Standard packages do not include experimental work, but strain engineering, screening experiments and media definition/optimization experiments can be offered individually.
First experiments have shown the feasibility of the product. Now a bioprocess is required to allow small production batches and to grant the foundation for upscaling/ outsourcing to a contract manufacturer.
We offer a risk analysis to identify the most potent process parameters to leverage productivity. Upon the definition of the relevant variables, a design of the experiment is performed (e.g. 2 level screening design). The necessary experiments are conducted in fully equipped small-scale bioreactors with high sensitivity real-time analytic. Upon completion of the necessary experiments, the data sets are evaluated in response to product quantity and quality to rank the impact of the investigated factors. The experiments commonly allow yield calculations as well as evaluations of up-scaling efforts.
To get the most out of your production facility you want to tweak your process parameters while avoiding re-designing the production units.
We offer in-depth analysis of your process to identify the available degrees of freedom for productivity optimization. Upon mutual definition of the relevant variables for investigation, we perform an experimental design (e.g. full factorial 3 levels) within the physiological and technical feasible space and conduct the necessary experiments. After data analysis, a set of verification experiments will substantiate the location of the optimum. If desired, a tech transfer work package can be included to ensure the subsequent implementation at your production unit.
Why us – what makes us different.
developed and advanced cutting-edge technologies for pharmaceutical production processes. This specific know-how is the core of the competitive edge. Our direct and close cooperation with workshops allows efficient development cycles and quick prototyping.
We offer scientific excellence as many others do. But more importantly, we turn scientific explanations into industrial solutions. Only transferable, implementable solutions allow precipitating the benefits of the gained know how. To ensure highly efficient development routines Evologic follows 4 principles:
Reproducibility through Automation
A lot of manual bench work is cumbersome and highly repetitive. As a matter of fact, humans are less reliable for repetitive tasks than machines. Generally spoken, there are more exciting tasks for humans than pipetting - like data analysis. Nevertheless, the decision which tasks to automate is delicate, since the effort for automatization is not to be underestimated. Commonly, we prioritize in respect to the contribution of the task to the total error of analysis to ensure an optimal effort/information ratio.
Speed - Parallelization
Already Henry Ford used the synergies which occur if process steps are grouped and executed within an assembly line. In this respect, the parallelization of e.g. reactors allows minimizing the necessary time for setup and cleaning. Instead of executing steps as e.g. media preparation, sterilization, several times in a row, these steps can be combined if reactors are set up in parallel. This saves a lot of time which can be invested otherwise and helps to increase efficiency.
Scalability - Scale up vs. Number up
In the lab, a lot of improvised solutions can really speed things up. But it is of utmost importance that a given process is not being optimized to perfection using a variety of custom made miniature solutions. Most importantly in bioprocess development scalability must always stay in focus. As soon as during the experimental design for lab scale we constrain the design-space of process variables to the technically feasible space in target production scale. This ensures the transferability of the developed process to the final production unit and effectively helps to minimize scaling issues.
Cells – Producers in Focus
Scientific literature illustrates a long history of optimizing bioprocesses by merely optimizing input/output rates of the bioreactor. In contrast to a long history of regarding the "bioreactor" as the production entity, state of the art technologies allows us today to take a closer look at a cellular level. This change of focus appears self-evident - the actual producer of a given product, are the cells/organism inside the bioreactor. This change of focus is correlated with an increased analytical effort but promises significant increases in productivity.