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Next-Generation Microbe Optimisation with Joe Price of Evolutor
Episode 2015th September 2022 • BioInnovation Spotlight • c/o LifeScience Connect Ltd
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Adaptive laboratory evolution (ALE) has long been used to optimise microbes for industrial processes, such as chemical production. But this process is costly, lengthy, and labour intensive, requiring expensive equipment and laboratory space.

Joe Price founded Evolutor as a next-generation approach to microbe optimisation based on ALE, but using a proprietary method that leverages automation and precision fermentation technology.

In this episode of BioInnovation Spotlight, Joe discusses the potential value-add for microbial fermentation across multiple industries and the challenges facing researchers developing more sustainable biotech solutions to today's problems.

Evolutor is a spin-out from the labs of Dr Tuck Seng Wong and Dr Kang Lan Tee at the University of Sheffield, UK. The company is supported by Innovate UK’s Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) programme and the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship.