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What the technology does

In vitro compartmentalisation for selection and evolution of phenotype


Water-in-oil emulsion links genotype to phenotype, allowing for high throughput screening of phenotype, e.g. screening for enzymes with desired characteristics.

Main application field

Directed evolution of enzymes with desired characteristics


R&D tool


Established technique, ready to be used

Intellectual Property

This portfolio includes granted patents arising from WO/1999/02671, WO/2000/40712, WO/2003/044187, WO/2002/22869 and WO/2005/045072.


Non-exclusive licence for protein evolution.

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