Details of a centre
Backed by the century-old reputation of the Institut Meurice (born out of the Institut des Industries de Fermentation) in fermentation technologies, Meurice R&D has helped to increase this expertise and to promote it among industrial partners.
Our expertise centres mainly on the culture of bacteria (Lactics, Bacillus, E.coli, Pseudomonas…) and yeasts (Saccharomyces and Pichia), both natural and genetically modified strains.
The technologies covered include batch, fed-batch and continuous processes (immobilised systems, etc.).
Meurice R&D possesses fermentation capacities from 2 to 200 litres with its associated downstream processing, as well as a brewing yeast propagation unit.
The widespread research conducts concerns the optimisation of production of starters (yeasts or bacteria), probiotics, metabolites (organic acids, bioethanol, flavourings, natural anti-oxidants, etc.) and the expression of proteins of interest.
The applications concern not only the agri-foodstuff and brewing sectors but also those of pharmaceutical biotechnology (therapeutic or diagnostic agents) and the environment.
Laurence Van Nedervelde
Gas chromatography coupled with mass detector (GC-MS)
Proteins Purification columns
Äkta Purifier 100
ÄKTA pilot GE Healthcare
LabScan and ImageQuantTL
Fermentation Units 10l
Fermentation Unit 100l
Fermentation Unit 200l
Fermentation Units 2l
Filter Press Seitz –Orion
Sorvall centrifuge RC 12B
Cell disrupter Panda
Gas Chromatograph 8000 series 2 from Perkin Elmer
NIBEM-TPH and Inpack 2000 from Haffmans
Beer filtration pilot plant
VOS ROTA 90/25 : Turbidity Meter from Haffmans
Micro brewery pilot plant
CarboQC : Lab and online beverage carbonation meter from Anton Paar
Alcolyzer® : Alcohol meter for beer and DMA 4500 : Density meter from Anton Paar
Technological assistance in microbial and enzymatic engineering
Fermentation of micro-organisms on a 200 L pilot scale
Heterologous expression systems for the production of metabolites
Production of two plant lectins by recombinant Pichia pastoris
Production of phytoagglutinin PHA-E
Improvement of processes and formulations containing micro-organisms used in environmental applications
Pilot scale culture of micro-organisms
Scaling-up of processes designed for peptides fermentation and purification
Dévéloppement of symbiotic formulations
Immobilization of a mycelial strain by entrapment
Dry formulations of biofongicides
Development of a beer receipt
Brewery : Services and technological assistances
Continuous alcoholic fermentation and yeast propagation in Fed-Batch mode
Physicochemical beer analyses
Use in fermentation of a peptide factor extracted from yeast