Immobazyme is a biotechnology spin-out company of Stellenbosch University that utilizes precision fermentation to produce high-value active protein ingredients.

Immobazyme specializes in the application of precision fermentation, a biotech process that uses microorganisms to produce high-value biological products, like growth factors and enzymes.

 

Immobazyme has harnessed these microscopic factories to produce solutions to revolutionize the cultivated meat and sugar industries.

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Our story

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MSc in Molecular Biology (SU)

Dominic handles everything on the frontline for Immobazyme – from linking the company to investors, to setting up the technology roadmap, and everything in between. He previously worked on bacteriophage receptor binding proteins through his Master’s degree in Microbiology.

Dominic Nicholas

Co-founder and CEO

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Nicholas Enslin

Co-founder and CTO

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MSc in Molecular Biology (SU)

 

As Immobazyme’s science and technology lead, Nick oversees most of the company’s research and development projects. With extensive skills in yeast and bacterial protein expression systems, Nick is the primary point of call for product optimization.

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Ethan Hunter

Co-founder and COO

MSc in Molecular Biology (SU)

 

Ethan is passionate about ethnopharmacology and the biochemistry of medicinal plants, bringing unique chromatographic and compound assay techniques to the team. Beyond his molecular work, Ethan handles Immobazyme’s operations and behind-the-scenes administration.

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Gabriele Shoeman

Marketing Director

Postgraduate in Digital Marketing (Red&Yellow)

 

Gaby’s in charge of managing Immobazyme’s brand and linking us with potential partners and opportunities. Passionate about multi-platform media, Gaby ensures the success of Immobazyme on the marketing front.

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Dr Madelein Kleyn

Technology Transfer

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Dr Madelein Kleyn has more than 27 years’ experience as an international intellectual property practitioner, patent attorney and in-house legal corporate counsel in the petrochemical and agricultural industries.

 

She is currently Director: Technology Transfer at Innovus, Stellenbosch University, and CEO and founder of Mad K IP Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a private company advising clients on intellectual property matters. She is a qualified chemical engineer (BSc Chem Eng), an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a registered South African patent attorney and a registered technology transfer professional. She holds an LLM in tax law and a PhD in intellectual property law.

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