How we work
Celbius is committed to driving innovation in its key operational space of sustainable green processing for pharmaceutical products, renewable chemicals and biofuels. The company has robust links with academic institutions, proprietary equipment suppliers, ultrasonic processing specialists such as Sonic Systems Ltd, and manufacturers of next generation biofuels and renewables. The company full intends to build a scientific advisory panel in due course. Along with the considerable professional experience of the Celbius principals the company is well positioned to design robust, novel and efficient bioprocessing solutions to support industrial biocatalysis with isolated / immobilised enzymes and fermentation.
For customer supported projects the company works in a collaborative manner with confidentiality in mind, by following a typical industry standard 4 phase process:
Phase 1: Technical Disclosure and Evaluation under NDA
We will evaluate your problem under a Non Disclosure Agreement arrangement and prepare a costed proposal if deemed appropriate and there is a good technology fit. The proposal will feature a range of options resulting in a highly focussed project to maximise the chance of success and make a return on your external R&D investment.
Phase 2: Proof of Concept/Process
A brief collaborative R&D project establishes whether or not Sonobioprocessing technology will have a beneficial effect on your product or process. This is carried out at laboratory scale either at our / collaborator laboratories or indeed on your site. This phase can include the additional option to optimise the process. Costs are based on industry standard FTE rates. We will aim to identify Arising IP during this phase.
Phase 3: Scale-up / Pilot Studies and Equipment / Process Design
Appropriate Sonobioprocessing reactors can be installed on your site for evaluation, to successfully replicate the process at representative scale. The cost of the pilot trial is based on rental over an agreed time period, plus technical support as required. The generated data and knowledge is used to appropriately design SBP equipment for manufacture and calculate the full economic benefits for any future plant installation.
Phase 4: Manufacturing Equipment Supply and Technology Access
This phase will address the likely equipment requirements for commercial scale operation. As customers will be using our patented Background IP, and cognisant of any Arising IP, discussions will be warranted in order to understand the full cost implications of accessing proprietary SBP technology and benefits of entering into a meaningful and mutually beneficial commercial agreement.