Fermentation Without Oxygen

Victor Manuel Reyes-Umaña and Samuel Atwood set out to grow bacteria without air.

Anaerobic fermentation requires less energy, can use a wider variety of inputs, and produce higher yields.

Izote Biosciences reimagines solutions to the fermentation scale-up problem for the $24B bioprocess technology industry. We enable fermentation scale-up in the absence of oxygen, reducing CAPEX by 50%, OPEX by 36%, and overall raw material consumption. Izote Biosciences improves performance and process robustness compared to current aerobic fermentation processes and empowers users by adapting their existing workflows to our in-house production platforms. Izote Biosciences delivers a cost-effective solution to expeditiously develop and deploy the next generation of biomolecules and bioproducts. Izote Biosciences is at the forefront of the new oxygen-free bio-manufacturing era. We are engineering common production hosts (e.g. E. coli/Bacillus) with the ability to grow anaerobically. So both aerobic and anaerobic bugs will work with this technology. Also, since the metabolism produces some oxygen, manufacturing processes requiring oxygen should not be impacted.

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COMPANY PROFILE: IZOTE BIOSCIENCES

Reducing inputs and increasing speed to product

Unlock the bioeconomy through step-change improvements to the economics of industrial fermentation

FOUNDERS:
→ Victor Manuel Reyes-Umaña
→ Samuel Atwood


LAST FUNDING STAGE:
preSeed

VECTOR:
Biological Machines

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Team Members

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350K

Funding to Date

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CO-FOUNDER

Victor Manuel Reyes-Umaña

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CO-FOUNDER

Sam Atwood

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