Our Metasensor-Technology is based on biosensors, which detect a substance of interest at molecular level and transform its concentration into graded optical signals. These signals represent a phenotype for productivity and enable optical analysis of huge cell-libraries with literally unlimited throughput in short time.
Imagine to screen libraries with millions of variants within hours… Imagine complete analysis of cell-libraries made by undirected mutagenesis, plasmid-libraries emerging from saturation- or error-prone mutagenesis, complete analysis of metagenome libraries etc. are no problem at all. The SenseUp Metasensor-Technology enables all of that.
Our biosensor-libraries hold thousands of sensor-candidates and are continuously growing. We master different sensor-concepts based on natural transcription-regulators, engineered transcription-regulators, leader-peptides, aptamers or whatever gives us the specificity and signal-output we desire.
Access full biotechnological potential
Screening of complete libraries gives access to their full biotechnological potential, not only to fractions of it. We identify the best strain, enzyme-variant or new biocatalyst out of millions instead of thousands.
The unlimited throughput enables natural evolution approaches. We can easily wait for the one cell under millions which accidently gained a beneficial mutation. There is no need for knowledge-based synthetic biology actions or brutal undirected mutagenesis steps. We just let nature do its job to accidently find elegant solutions for a given task (which in our case is to be selected based on strongest biosensor-response).
Screening from process
Screening and selection on single-cell level enables joint cultivation of millions of clones in one vessel in any scale. By that, we mimic industrial fermentation conditions as close as possible and screen from these conditions: "You get what you screen for" is a well known fact, thus screening from process-conditions gives you the strains performing best under even these industrially relevant conditions - not flasks, plates or tubes.
We set up fully controlled fed-batch fermentations, perfectly representing industrial fermentation conditions, including exact media-composition, pH-control, oxygen-control, temperature-control, pressure-control, feeding-conditions etc. and generate results, that are directly transferrable to larger scale.