Applications for our technology

Plastic degradation

Are you developing solutions to tackle the plastic waste crisis?

A growing problem

The environmental challenge of plastic pollution has reached critical levels globally, with profound impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity.
Only 9%
of all plastic waste produced is recycled
Up to 1000 years
to degrade the remaining 91%
Beyond catalogues and databanks

Discovering and designing better enzymes to degrade plastics

Plastic degraders
20x more
to break down PET chains
145x more
to break down PET monomers
6x more
Alkane monoxygenases
to break down PET and PP
We systematically map the planet's genomes, proteins and in situ environmental and chemical conditions so that we can design better performing proteins using advanced deep learning techniques that can only be used on knowledge graphs.

Through our biodiscovery process, we help our partners draw on vastly more natural starting points to design process-ready enzymes that can degrade various types of plastics.

Partner with us to develop and license our novel enzymes.
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The most comprehensive map of life

Functional prediction like never before

Our knowledge graph has been purpose-built from the ground up to capture and recreate the full complexities of 4 billion years of enzymatic reactions in nature.
Our approach requires no prior mechanistic insight, as our focus is on using contextual data to match enzyme candidates to your desired chemical reaction and process conditions.
For protein engineers

Enhance enzyme performance and function

For strain engineers

Develop better-performing strains

For synthetic biologists

Create new building blocks

Partner with us

See how we can help with your target enzymes and applications

We partner with people all across the bioeconomy, including agritech, food, API manufacture, cosmetics & more.

So whether you're a synthetic biologist developing living therapeutics, a metabolic engineer enhancing biofuel production, or an enzymologist designing biocatalysts for bioplastics, give us a shout!
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Rooted in Access and Benefit Sharing

Future-proofed data collection

At the heart of our biodiscovery process is a our commitment to Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). ABS is a cornerstone principle of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Nagoya Protocol, which seeks to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources.

We're building a robust model for long term biodiversity protection through our global sampling partnerships. Each of our samples is collected in compliance with the Nagoya Protocol and with pre-negotiated permission to commercialise with our industry partners. Our aim is to create a world where industrial innovation protects, supports and revitalises our natural biodiversity.
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Trio of icecap traversers


Ed Jackson, Darren Edwards and Dr Niall McCann each had accidents that left them with spinal cord injuries and a set of disabilities unique to them — their expedition will raise awareness of the powerful role that adventure and the outdoors can play in helping people recover their physical and mental health
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Renowned polar explorer

Børge Ousland

Børge is currently tracking the drastic declines of the world’s twenty largest ice caps by travelling across all of them
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Expeditions Map

We target our expeditions based on your requirements.

We know the exact geological and geochemical properties of the locations where various types of protein classes can be found. When you partner with us, we proactively find samples in places that we know will have a high hit rate for you.