Bioproducts

Better production strains through better genes

Screening of existing metagenomic libraries

Metagenomic libraries are valuable resources of genetic material from microbial communities, and can be used for bioprospecting. We are able to design and implement phenotypic screens of metagenomic libraries to discover genes of potential interest for use in industrial processes.

Construction and screening of custom metagenomic libraries

If an appropriate metagenomic library is not available for your screening purposes, our expertise in library construction can be applied to the environmental sample of your choice, using your favourite vector.

Custom microbial strain construction

Do you require a bacterial strain with special properties? We can help you to design and then construct that strain, according to your specifications.