What are the core strengths of
The Department of Bioprocess Optimization?

The Department of Bioprocess Optimization masters in supporting microbial cell manufacturing. We have an outstanding experience in microbial communities' research and cultivation, using high throughput cultivation techniques for bacteria and fungi.

We have developed solutions for the best industrial strain manufacturers in the world – DuPont, Lallemand and Danone. TFTAK is a strategic partner of DuPont Nutrition & Health Microbiome Venture in their focus on developing cultivation and bioprocess capabilities for “next-generation” probiotics (NGPs).

In addition to the single strain manufacturing, TFTAK masters in developing multi-strain co-cultivation processes (2-10 strains). We can predict the behavior of co-culture growth and assess the viability of every strain in co-culture conditions.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory together with teams of experts can deploy cutting-edge techniques for in vitro and in vivo research. From monitoring of bioprocesses to human gut microbiota studies, our solutions are supported by data analytics and bioinformatics pipelines. TFTAK is a provider of high throughput metagenomic sequencing of microbial communities.

What are the core strengths of
the Department of Food Research?

The Department of Food Research has a team of more than 40 researchers, food product developers and nutrition experts who are eager to solve food technology and product development challenges in the following areas:

  • Sensory & Consumer Studies
  • Plant-based Food Product Development
  • Fermentation & Enzyme Technologies
  • Functional Foods Product Development
  • Dairy Technologies & Product Development
  • Bakery Technologies & Product Development
  • Shelf Life & Packaging

TFTAK has an experienced team working in our state-of-the-art pilot scale product development laboratory that supports the science-based approach to product development. We use innovative high-throughput methods to ensure the fast delivery of innovative results. We have the capacity to develop products from the idea phase. Our team can help in prototyping in the laboratory, piloting in larger scale and collaborate to establish a production unit.

We encourage you to contact us if:

  1. You need help in solving specific food technology problems
  2. You have an idea for product development and require outside expertise

Our Department of Analytics and Metagenomics
makes all the difference!

Bioprocess optimization and food product development in TFTAK is strongly supported by our in-house Department of Analytics. We work with a wide range of techniques and also offer method development to find a solution for the producers’ specific daily needs. The team masters a wide range of techniques:

  • Chemical (GC-MS, GC-O, LC-MS, UPLC-QQQ, etc.)
  • Physical (aw, rheology, TPA, SEM, etc.) analyses
  • Microbiological
  • Sensory analyses

In addition, the Department of Metagenomics has a crucial part in product development, while supporting with microbiome analysis and profiling services.

Let us innovate together!
Ene Viiard, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer

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