1. How did INOFEA coem about?
has been founded in February 2014, as a spin-off of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. We own a patented enzyme technology which makes enzymes used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and food ingredients 20 times more stable and recycable. This helps our customers to reduce their energy consumptions by abotu 15%. Since our enzymes can be used for sustainable continuous manufacturing processes 20 - 50% less waste occurs, which is economically and environmentally of high interest.
2. Could you give us a short overview of INOFEA?
We have very experienced, skilled and motivated team members in INOFEA. One of them is our Head R&D and Production, Dr. Rita Correro, who developed our enzyme technology in the recent years. In her team there are Lars Grossniklaus and Anna Ruf, both working intensively on our customer projects. On October 01, our new Business Development Manager Nilesh Shah joined the team having like myself, many years of industry experience.
We are working with top Pharmaceutical and Food companies, have supply and license agreements in place. Our customers value the benefits our technology brings. We add additional benefits to biocatalysts by immobilization and shielding of enzymes. The shielding is like a cocoon, providing a better stability to the enzymes.