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VTU brings broadest and most versatile protein expression platform to BIO International Convention 2014

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May 8th 2014

Grambach, Austria: – Protein expression specialist VTU Technology will use June’s BIO 2014 International Convention at San Diego, California, to exhibit its world-leading Pichia pastoris recombinant platform that boasts the highest productivities ever recorded.

VTU will be able to provide detailed information on this next generation protein expression technology, along with other innovations and services, at its Booth 4407 in the Austrian Pavilion or through meetings arranged via the event’s Bio One-on-One partnering system.

“Our cutting-edge, exclusive, proprietary technologies and extensive know-how form the basis for the broadest toolbox and most versatile technology platform available for Pichia pastoris recombinant protein production,” said Dr. Thomas Purkarthofer, VTU’s Head of Business Development.

Broad, versatile and powerful

“Together, these have enabled us to achieve the highest product titers ever reported for Pichia production processes confirming that VTU now possesses one of the most versatile and most powerful Pichia protein expression platforms in the world,” said Dr. Purkarthofer.

“We can guarantee tight development timelines and deliver production processes that are economically viable, robust, readily scalable and safe, obviating risk of viral or endotoxin contamination,” he added.

VTU are also hoping to use the conference to discuss technology transfers and out licensing opportunities for several products including Human Serum Albumin (HSA), Human Serum Transferrin, HSA-fusion proteins and cell culture proteins.

About VTU Technology

VTU Technology is a leading service provider for the fast track development of protein expression strains and protein production processes yielding highest productivities (more than 20 g/L) of secreted protein for a wide range of biologics and other proteins.

VTU Technology´s powerful Pichia pastoris protein expression technology platform is based on its exclusive AOX1 promoter libraries and in-house expression platform, complemented by its optimized gene design and cloning strategies as well as high-throughput screening and cultivation regime, combined with excellent know-how in fermentation and downstream process development.

Headquartered in Grambach, near Graz, Austria, VTU Technology is a private company and a subsidiary of VTU Holding, an Austrian enterprise that combines several technology and engineering companies in pharma and life sciences, chemistry and energy.

About BIO International 2014

The BIO International Convention represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centres and related organizations across the USA, along with more than 30 other nations. The 2014 Convention will take place June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Centre.

Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) this annual event is for members involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

First held in 1993, the BIO International Convention has attracted as many as 22,000 visitors and is now covered by some 400 journalists from around the world. The 2014 convention will feature an exhibition organized into more than 35 international pavilions as well as those representing the 21 US States with significant biotech industries.

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Dr. Evelyn Trummer-Gödl, VTU Technology GmbH
Tel: +43 (0) 316 4009 4000


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Supplier Information
Supplier: VTU Technology GmbH
Address: A-8074 Grambach, Parkring 18, Austria
Tel: +43 (316) 4009 4000
Fax: +43 (316) 4009 4010


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