Conagen engineers live organisms to produce molecules. Conagen uses synthetic biology tools to design metabolic pathways, improve production organisms, and optimize production procedures. They focus on bio-production of high value ingredients for food, nutrition, pharmaceutical, and renewable material industries.
Conagen has successfully engineered terpenoid pathways, aromatic amino acid-related pathways, cell wall sugar monomers and polymers, proteins and peptides, and secondary metabolic pathways in bacteria, plants and fungi.
- BiomanufacturingBiomanufacturing is a manufacturing process that uses biological systems such as living microorganisms, cultured cells, tissues, enzymes, or in vitro synthetic systems to produce biomolecules used in agriculture, food, material, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.
- Synthetic biologySynthetic biology is a multidisciplinary area of research that seeks to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, or to redesign systems that are already found in nature to have new abilities.