"The development of an efficient industrial enzyme is very challenging and many different parameters have to be addressed properly. Among these the ever increasing challenges associated with production costs play a pivotal role."
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Multifaceted and versatile toolkit for high-productivity protein production in Pichia pastoris
Thomas Purkarthofer is Head of Business Development at VTU Technology GmbH, a biotech company providing Pichia pastoris protein expression services. Thomas joined VTU in 2006 and engaged the start-up of the company´s new Protein Technologies Unit. He is responsible for the commercialization of VTU´s proprietary Pichia pastoris protein expression platform and global customer relations and is a member of VTU´s technology development team. Thomas received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Graz University of Technology being part of and managing several international industrial biotechnology R&D projects and is co-author of several peer-reviewed publications. In 2011, he was appointed authorized representative of VTU Technology.