Peptides are biomolecules with unique characteristics and functionalities – for example pharmaceutical, antimicrobial or adhesive. However, high average prices for peptides limit their applicability. Their average price is in the million € per kg range. These high prices result from the state-of-the-art manufacturing process called chemical synthesis. Just to illustrate – the production of 1 kg peptide easily consumes 25 tons of raw materials. This is neither economical nor ecological for the majority of products. Cost-efficient alternatives are, to date, not available.
NUMAFERM challenges this paradigm. We have developed a reliable, cost-efficient manufacturing process that enables the reduction of production costs dramatically (up to 1000x). How is it possible? Our process is based on a well-designed microorganism that converts simple nutrients to peptides. It is the first-in-place bioprocess that serves as a reliable platform for the production of peptides; independent of their sequence, length or functionality.
Are you interested in pharmaceutical peptides? Or are you simply pioneering towards peptide-based products for entirely new markets – NUMAFERM is your partner.