Oxford Biotrans

  • Industrial
  • Oxford, United Kingdom


Oxford Biotrans is a University of Oxford spin-out company supported by over 15 years of research by Dr Luet Lok Wong from the Department of Chemistry. The company develops and commercialises enzymatic process technologies that yield high-value chemical compounds.

Their processes bring the following benefits:

  • Yield natural-grade products from natural feedstocks.
  • Offer security of supply by using readily-available feedstocks.
  • Realise production cost advantages, deriving from:
  • Selectivity and activity of our proprietary, bespoke biocatalysts.
  • Ability to use low-cost feedstocks.

They are environmentally friendly process that avoid the harsh reagents and conditions of many synthetic processes, thus producing less chemical waste and using less energy.

Oxford Biotrans can provide routes to molecules not easily accessed by any other means due to the pronounced ability of their catalysts to functionalise positions of a molecular framework that would ordinarily be considered inactive.

Company details


Oxford Biotrans

University of Oxford

Oxford, OX1 2JD

United Kingdom

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