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MoBiTec GmbH Introduces First Secretion Vectors for the Lactococcus lactis Gene Expression System NICEŽ, Developed by NIZO Food Research

NIZO food research has developed the first commercially available secretion vectors for the widely used Nisin Controlled gene Expression system NICEŽ. The NICEŽ System is a Gram-positive gene expression system for Lactococcus lactis already used by many labs all around the world. The NICE System as well as the secretion vectors are marketed worldwide by Germany-based MoBiTec GmbH. With these new secretion vectors MoBiTec expands its rich portfolio of non-E. coli vectors and expression systems.

Goettingen, Germany, July 04, 2012 --( NIZO food research has developed and successfully used in different projects newly constructed secretion vectors for the Gram-positive gene expression system NICE®. This expression system is making use of the dairy bacterium Lactococcus lactis and its regulation mechanism for the production of the antibiotic peptide nisin, the NIsin Controlled gene Expression system (NICE). The NICE® system is already used as a dedicated expression system by many labs all around the world. With these new secretion vectors for NICE®, MoBiTec expands its rich portfolio of non-E. coli based expression vectors and systems and will offer the technology to its customer base and academic researchers all around the world. Thus, researchers who wish to use NICE® technology for research purposes are welcome to address their requests to MoBiTec. Customers who wish to use NICE® technology to produce commercial products are invited to direct their requests to NIZO directly in order to obtain a license.

Other non-E. coli expression systems offered by MoBiTec involve e.g. Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus subtilis as expression hosts.

About MoBiTec GmbH
MoBiTec GmbH (Goettingen, Germany) is a privately held company (founded in 1987) that offers research tools for molecular and cell biology. Products include two- & one-hybrid systems for in vivo detection of molecular interactions, genomic libraries, DNA vectors for cloning and expression, kits for expression and purification of recombinant proteins, cell transfection reagents and cell culture tools, immobilized and soluble enzymes, products for genomics and proteomics research, numerous antibodies and recombinant proteins, superior fluorescence reagents and kits, affinity chromatography products as well as general laboratory equipment. In parallel to its own product lines, MoBiTec distributes products from international companies in Germany. MoBiTec products are distributed worldwide, in Germany from their home office, in other countries by distributors.

Arne Schulz, Product Manager
T +49 (0)551 707 22 0
F +49 (0)551 707 22 22
Lotzestrasse 22a, 37083 Goettingen, Germany

About NIZO Food Research
NIZO food research (Food Valley, The Netherlands) is one of the most advanced, independent research companies in the world. Focus of its 200 employees is on driving innovations and realizing new market introductions for its customers by providing speed, fundamental and food application knowledge, strict confidentiality and one of the world’s largest food grade pilot facilities. NIZO has unique capabilities of translating science to functional benefits by using its world leading expertise in the fields of flavor, texture, processing, health and food safety. NIZO customers include the multinational dairy, food & beverage, food ingredient and life science companies. On a project basis, NIZO assists its clients with developing and improving functional benefits such as excellent taste and texture combined with optimal health properties and shelf-life. Using NIZO's unique food-grade processing centre, manufacturers are supported to lower costs by optimizing and redesigning their processes and carry out test productions. The new application centre includes an industrial food design kitchen and flex lab and is available for product development and ingredient testing. Furthermore, NIZO carries out gene expression and down stream purification projects for Biotechnology start-up and multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. J. (Koos) Oosterhaven, Business Development Manager
T: +31 (0)318 659 670
F: +31 (0)318 650 400
P.O. Box 20, 6710 BA EDE, The Netherlands Kernhemseweg 2, 6718 ZB EDE, The Netherlands
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