Technology Transfer Unit
The Technology Transfer Unit (TTU) from CeBiB pursues to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, generating strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors. To satisfy the diverse needs of the country, it makes available its specialised human capital and infrastructure, an inclusive environment of scientific excellence and business collaboration to carry out research and development of biotechnological and bioengineering applications.
The implementation of productive processes has different stages to consider: design, control, optimization and scaling. The five lines of research of the Center converge to address each of these in cases that involve some biological component, either to obtain it as a product or its application in unit operations.
Modeling of Biological System
The description by mathematical expressions of various biological systems, at different scales, facilitates the analysis of the impact that specific modifications may have on their overall performance. From this, we can identify key stages or components within the studied system and also evaluate the effect of potential changes in a process or organism without having to make them experimentally, reducing costs in different areas.
Big Data Management
Scientific and technological progress has made massive data increasingly common, making it necessary to develop strategies to work with them efficiently. In the biological field they can correspond, among others, to complete genomes, metabolite flows in a cell or monitoring records of a bioprocess. Using Data Mining it is possible to identify patterns associated with its biological nature to generate new storage methods and predictive algorithms, applying artificial intelligence tools.
Identification of New Bioproducts
Extreme environments house unknown microorganisms with a high potential to obtain bioproducts of various functions, usually associated with dealing with the hostile environment they face. CeBiB has privileged access to this type of ecosystem due to its geographical location, suitable for bioprospecting. We have the tools to identify and characterize new microorganisms, as well as evaluate the activity of the metabolites they produce and determine their commercial projection.
Enzyme and Microorganism Improvement
The functioning of enzymes and microorganisms can be modified according to a specific objective. From in silico procedures that apply metabolic and protein engineering, it is possible to identify improvement strategies. The CeBiB has the knowledge and experience to carry out this methodology, as well as the subsequent experimental obtaining of the modified bioproduct.
Active principle for a biocontroller of agricultural crop pathogens, based on Extremophilic microorganisms.
Design and optimization of culture media and feeding strategies for bioprocesses
Scale up of the production of mesenchymal stem cells derived from human adipose tissue for their differentiation into insulin-producing and glucagon-producing cells. A cell therapy for diabetes