R&D expertise


We will help, advise and accompany you in all stages of development, from proof of concept to industrial pre-series.

BIOTECH’INNOV has been awarded the Plateforme Universitaire label and benefits from the support of researchers from the University of Burgundy and Institut Agro Dijon, through the Unités Mixtes de Recherche (UMR), Procédés Alimentaires et Microbiologiques (PAM) and Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation (CSGA).

With the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Regional Council’s financial support, we have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to meet your demands and innovation projects.

We are also certified as a Centre de Ressources Technologiques (CRT). For more information

(*) Unité Mixte de Recherche

Our team supports you with your R&D projects or carries out analyses, according to your needs, with the scientific support of our network of researchers in Burgundy.

Main partner laboratory: UMR Procédés Alimentaires et Microbiologiques (PAM)

Research topics: fermentation, co-product development, inoculum

Ferment selection | Production process development and microorganism stabilization | Vectorization / encapsulation of active ingredients and probiotics | Thermal and athermal product decontamination | Solid and liquid medium fermentation | Matrix functionalization / co-product development | Scaling-up

Technological advantages:

  • Solid medium fermentation
    – Applicable to all microorganisms, including filamentous fungi
    – Clean Technology: natural raw materials, reduced water volume, better volumetric productivity
  • Liquid medium fermentation
    – Stabilizing and maintaining controlled functionalities
    – Anaerobic expertise

Possible uses:

  • producing enzymes or microorganisms, including probiotics, for human or animal food,
  • improving the nutritional quality of food matrices

Download the “Fermentation” presentation

Main partner laboratory: UMR Procédés Alimentaires et Microbiologiques (PAM)

Research themes: recombinant proteins, technological enzymes

Protein target identification according to needs | Native and recombinant protein production | Purification | Functionality | Optimization of molecule selectivity and delivery

Technological advantages:

  • Optimizing a royalty-free process to produce and purify a protein of interest
  • Sustainability by reducing the use of solvents
  • Functional validation of the proteins produced
  • Customized solution and support up to pre-industry scaling-up

Possible uses:

  • Producing antioxidant enzymes
  • Developing technical proteins for complex molecule biodegradation
  • Producing enzymes modifying odorants, aromas and sapid molecules
  • Implementing innovative biocatalytic methods

Download the “Recombinant Proteines” presentation

Methanov is a consortium of institutions and experts: SAYENS (Agri-environment field), Universités de Bourgogne Franche-Comté et Lorraine, AgroSup Dijon, Chambres d’Agriculture Bourgogne Franche-Comté et Côte d’Or, agrOnov

Characterization and analysis of the methanogenic potential of anaerobic digestion inputs | Mechanical and biological pretreatment of anaerobic digestion inputs | Evaluation of the efficiency of anaerobic digestion plants (dry and liquid) | Laboratory and pilot scale process optimization | Digestate characterization and impact study on their return to the soil

Technological advantages:

  • Optimized non-conventional anaerobic digestion processes (dry methanization, micro-methanization, etc.)
  • Strong expertise in discontinuous dry methanization

Possible uses:

  • Incorporating new types of inputs, improving the efficiency of an anaerobic digestion unit or process
  • Evaluating the agronomic quality of digestates and adapting spreading practices

Download our “Agronov” presentation

Are you looking for training in one of our skills?

Please contact us and together we will develop a training program adapted to your needs.

Contact us

We offer tailor-made R&D programs that guarantee you access to state-of-the-art scientific and technological expertise and resources.

Scientific and technical platforms

Scientific and technical platforms: DIVVA, CLIPP, Lipidomics, DIMACELL

BIOTECH’INNOV® platform: Technical microbiology platforms
Pre-development hall dedicated to bio-production, Solid and liquid medium fermentation pilots

Platforms dedicated to the environment and agriculture
Methanov®: dry and liquid methanization pilots, plots, microplots, and greenhouses

Sayens | Agri-Environment Sector: laboratories and greenhouses dedicated to evaluating the efficiency and environmental impact of new inputs for agriculture (microorganisms, biomolecules, mineral elements…)

Sayens | Agribusiness Sector: hall dedicated to transforming and texturing raw materials and integrating new ingredients and microorganisms into food matrices for human or animal consumption

State-of-the-art equipment and laboratories

Laboratories with specific equipment:

  • Physico-chemical analyses
  • Microbiology
  • Solid and liquid medium fermenters in solid and liquid media up to pre-industrial pilot
  • Strict anaerobic fermentation pilot line (500 mL to 20 L)

A team of experts and scientists at your disposal

  • 3 engineers/doctors in microbiology, microbial ecology and molecular biology
  • Production scale-up. Validation of the feasibility of pre-industrial scale production of biofertilizing bacteria (as an alternative to chemical fertilizers):
    • determination of the medium and growth conditions with cost constraints
    • formulation / stabilization for bacteria conservation: determination of drying conditions by atomization and freeze-drying
    • batch production to carry out tests in greenhouses and microplots
  • Matrix functionalization: solid medium fermentation to enrich an agricultural by-product in proteins (animal feed

Financing schemes: you can benefit from Sayens’ approved schemes

See our financing schemes

Do you want to train yourself or your teams
to develop new products ?

See our training courses

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