VTT is your partner of choice in the exploitation of different organisms – from bacteria, yeasts and fungi to algae and plant cells.
Precise monitoring of microbial physiology in process conditions facilitates process optimization from laboratory scale up to semi-industrial pilot scale.
VTT´s bioprocess engineering in connection with in-house bioinformatics, modelling and production host engineering offers unique possibilities to develop novel solutions.
Optimize your bioprocess at VTT.
Advanced process optimization
We offer process development from strain improvement to pilot-scale production. Through our unique combination of competences in microbial physiology, advanced measurement technology and computational biology, we can help our customers develop their bioproduction processes to a totally new level.
Our services are highly valuable in the production of biochemicals, biofuels and enzymes, but also for diagnostic applications such as the production of antibodies. We also develop processes for the cosmetic and food industries and new biorefinery concepts for a variety of products from biomass.
In addition to conventional stirred-tank fermentation, we have the technology for phototrophic, electrobiosynthetic and gas fermentations.
High-tech bioreactor facilities
Our bioprocess facilities are equipped with more than 60 fermenters, ranging from less than 100 ml to 1,200 l working volume. Cultivation possibilities include traditional stirred-tank reactors but also high consistency processes, photobioreactors, electrobiosynthetic processes and gas fermentations. Our downstream processing equipment is scaled to the rapid processing of culture broths and enables optimization of the complete process from start to finish.
In addition to classical bioprocess measurements, we use state-of-the-art techniques to provide information on intracellular activity, e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics and flux balance analysis.