Infinite Enzymes (IE), established in 2006, is an enzyme company utilizing genetic technology for manufacturing this generation of single activity enzymes. The Company’s plant genetic technology enables the replication of a single activity enzyme in the embryo (germ) of the corn kernel without altering the starch, oil or bran components of the kernel. Using genetically engineered corn as a “plant factory” for producing enzymes, IE can deliver the next generation of high-quality, single activity enzymes on a commercial scale without the infrastructure and environmental costs associated with existing enzyme production utilizing microbial fermentation processes. IE’s facilities are located at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Unlocking the potential of Manganese Peroxidase (MnP)
Manganese peroxidase (MnP) has shown very real potential as a highly effective enzyme in a broad range of industrial applications. Its limiting factor has been that it’s highly expensive to produce through traditional microbial/fungal fermentation processes. This has resulted in MnP being thought of as a highly specialized enzyme. This next generation technology resolves this issue.