We select, design and improve microbial strains and bioprocesses for new product development and for novel ways of producing organic compounds for industry.
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are polyesters of microbial origin marketed as bioplastics. These polymers are synthesized intracellularly by certain bacteria and may constitute 90% of their weight. PHAs are thermoplastics with similar properties to polyolefins, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, with the advantage of being biodegradable, renewable, completely compostable and biocompatible.
BIOPOLIS, S.L. develops improved PHA-manufacturing processes, making it more profitable and facilitating the use of PHAs in advanced materials: