Leiden – ProteoNic, the protein expression experts, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 European Food Enzymes Technology Innovation Award. Frost & Sullivan recognised the company’s important contribution to cost and energy reductions in food enzyme manufacturing. It also praised its innovative technologies for enhancing production efficiency, providing the flexibility for researchers and companies to prospect nature and develop novel protein products and aid higher protein yields in a wide range of manufacturing processes.
In awarding ProteoNic, Frost & Sullivan benchmarked the Company’s performance against its key competitors in five areas – uniqueness of technology, the impact on new products/applications, the impact on functionality, relevance of innovation to industry and the impact on customer value. ProteoNic came out top in all five areas, with an exceptional score of 9 out of 10 for the uniqueness of its technology.
Frost & Sullivan had particular praise for the fact that the ProteoNic technology is able to increase yields from existing enzyme facilities, making it easy to implement and allowing enzyme manufacturers to withstand price pressures on their products with higher protein yields and lower manufacturing costs.
Victor Schut, ProteoNic CBO: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It acknowledges all the hard work we have put in down the years and confirms what we said all along – it is possible to cut costs and concurrently increase efficiency in protein production without completely redesigning manufacturing systems. We are thrilled Frost & Sullivan has recognised the uniqueness of our expertise and the value of our proprietary UNic™ yield enhancement toolbox.”
The top Frost & Sullivan award comes in a year in which ProteoNic has already signed agreements for the use of its technology with companies like Novozymes, Chr. Hansen and Genencor.
ProteoNic will attend the upcoming BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing 27-30 June in Washington, DC.
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ProteoNic, located in the Netherlands, offers specialized products and services in the field of improving protein expression. As one of the very few companies in the world, ProteoNic provides leading expertise in optimizing the translation of messenger RNA (mRNA). Services include construct design and cloning, transformation, and high-throughput screening of commercial protein production hosts. ProteoNic aims to establish its UNic™ technology as the state-of-the-art, industry standard within protein-based industries. Its activities focus on industry-relevant fungal, yeast, plant and mammalian expression hosts, for which it has developed platform-specific products and services. Its technology leads to significantly higher yields and greater manufacturing flexibility with lower production costs. For more information see www.proteonic.nl.