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  • Simon Trancart, ALTAR

Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) is a technique that harnesses natural selection to arrive at genetic and phenotypic outcomes that are difficult to predict a priori. ALE has been used in strain development to produce adaptive mutations that provide solutions for the gaps left by current rational engineering methods. It plays an even more critical role for organisms with few genetic tools or for applications such as food where GMOs are banned in Europe.

ALE’s potential is hindered by inherent limitations such as contamination, biofilms, or robotics maintenance. Altar’s technology overcome these limitations by automating proprietary selective protocols in fluidics. Altar is profitable, basing its revenues on outsourced ALE services, and counts among its clients leaders of industrial biotechnology that are developing strains with application in chemicals, feed or health.

Altar is now moving evolution to the cloud, forstering innovation in genotype-phenotype correlation.

  • Date:Tuesday, July 9
  • Time:8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Location:317
  • Session Type:Company and Technical Presentation
  • BIO Track:Advances in Genome Editing and Genomics