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The Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology has undertaken more than 220 projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), CAS and Tianjin Municipality, for a total contract value of about 260 million yuan. More than 40 of the projects were sponsored by NSFC, for a total value of 13 million yuan; and 41 projects were sponsored by MOST, for a total value of 70 million yuan. The latter group includes 17 projects that are part of the 863 Program, with one project managed by TIB; six projects contracted by TIB; and 10 cooperative projects. In addition, the MOST-sponsored projects include 24 projects from the 973 Program. Of these, two are TIB-managed projects and 22 are cooperative projects. More than 70 projects were sponsored by CAS, for a total contract value of 120 million yuan; and 70 projects were sponsored by Tianjin Municipality, for a total value of about 60 million yuan. In addition, TIB has had one international cooperation project valued at about 700,000 yuan.

Below is a list of the most important projects:


Cooperative Project 

Cooperating Enterprise  


Biological preparation technology for seafood thermal process flavorings 

 Tianjin Chunfa Food Ingredients Co.,Ltd. 


Screening and optimizing a novel strain for transforming steroidal functional groups 

Tianjin Pharmaceuticals Research Institute Co., Ltd. 


Molecular modification and industrialization of industrial enzymes based on X-ray crystallography 

Asiapac (Dongguan) Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. 


Development of kelp health food using biocatalysis and fermentation techniques 

Xunshan Group 


Research and development of a new type of antimicrobial peptide 

 Tianjin Ringpu Bio-Technology Co.,Ltd. 


Combination technology for enzyme-producing probiotics  

Tianjin Yuqi Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. 


Development of production technology for food enzymes 

Tianjin Nuoao Technology Co.,Ltd. 


Preparation techniques for cell wall polysaccharides in waste beer yeast 

 Anhui Weizhiyuan BiotechnologyCo.,Ltd. 


Research on improving high-yield lysine strains 

COFCO (Anhui) Biochemistry Co.,Ltd. 


Biomanufacturing succinic acid 

Shandong Landian BiotechnologyCo.,Ltd. 


Flocculation and harvesting technology for microalgae  

 Shandong Jinjing Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. 


Research on the improvement of L-alanine strains 

 Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. 


Research and development on the selection, breeding and collection of astaxanthin-producing microalgae 

 Shandong Jinjing Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. 


Evaluation of the in vitro cytotoxicity of polylactic acid used as a biomedical material 

 Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


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