Chemo-Enzymatic Route Scouting


You have a complex chemical process that is no longer competitive? Countries with low salary levels are beginning to gain market share for cost reasons? Let acib solve your problems by discovering new and cost-efficient routes for chemo-enzymatic synthesis of your target compound(s).


Many industrially relevant substances have been discovered several years ago and their production processes were state-of-the-art back then but are made obsolete by recent advances in biocatalysis. Regrettably, biocatalysts are sometimes applied in a way that they cannot reap all their benefits i.e., by just replacing one chemical reaction with its enzymatic counterpart. When instead the whole route is re-evaluated, biocatalysts can do so much more, allowing for novel, much shorter and more efficient processes towards target product.


acib is there for you to yield the powerful tool of biocatalysis, letting you benefit from our expertise and:

Project Offer

Under protection of a CDA/NDA we provide you with strategies for chemo-enzymatic synthesis of your compound. We can provide the scouting (1-2 month) plus the wet-lab proof-of-concept (2-6 months)


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kroutil, Prof. Dr. Bernd Nidetzky, Dr. Margit Winkler, Dr. Christoph Winkler

Available for:

Joint Research Project, Contract Research, Horizon Europe Projects

Development status:

Technology Readiness Level 1-5


IP will belong to you as our industrial partner/ our client


Route-Scouting, Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis, Biocatalysis, Biotransformation, Reaction optimization, Cascade reactions, Enzyme discovery, Enzyme engineering, Enzyme immobilization

Dr. Martin U. Trinker
Director Business Development & Fundraising
Krenngasse 37
8010 Graz
+43 316 873 9316