14 October 2022 | News
To produce micro-organisms that are essential to industries worth over $2 trillion per year
Photo Credit: MicroBioGen
Australian industrial biotechnology leader MicroBioGen has offciated its state-of-the-art laboratories in Macquarie Park in Northern Sydney. The labs will produce world-leading micro-organisms that are essential to industries worth over $2 trillion per year, including biofuels, alternative proteins, space exploration, sustainable human foods and animal feed.
MicroBioGen’s new labs represent a significant investment by the company to establish a world-leading industrial biotechnology hub in Australia. The 1,250 square metre facility will enhance MicroBioGen scientific workforce space and capabilities to around 40 scientists including geneticists, and biofuel and baking specialists.
The dedicated R&D facility includes fermentation labs, a genetics lab and large preparation rooms, all equipped with the latest technology including robots, high performance liquid chromatography and minus 80C˚ freezers.
Spun out of Sydney’s Macquarie University in 2001, MicroBioGen’s first commercial ethanol products are now the leading biocatalysts in the US biofuel market.
“The new laboratories will expand our research capabilities, putting MicroBioGen and Australia at the forefront of global biotech and sustainable innovation" said MicroBioGen CEO Geoff Bell.