In contrast to conventional processes such as e.g. centrifuging or membrane filtration, a complete phase separation can be achieved without a dilution of the product containing (mostly organic) phase. After separation of the phases, these can be further processed using conventional methods.
The invention is distinguished in particular by its simplicity and universal applicability to any biphasic whole-cell biotransformation where stable emulsions occur as a result of the reaction step.
Patent applications have been filed in Europe and the USA.
PROvendis is offering licenses for the invention to interested companies on behalf of the TU Dortmund. There is also the possibility of collaboration with the inventors.