developing planet friendly solutions
A unique and sustainable platform
Expanding plant biomass
under controlled laboratory conditions
One of Amerstem’s pursuits is aimed at utilizing plants to obtain natural compounds (secondary metabolites) that normally function as defense molecules. Many of these turn out to be valuable compounds for the vaccine industry (i.e., immunoadjuvants) and agriculture (i.e., crop protectants). However, our technology also offers the flexibility of a versatile platform for expressing recombinant proteins, either as antigens for vaccine manufacturing or as pharmaceuticals, including monoclonal antibodies.
Our cell culture technology platform represents a unique array of technical and biological innovations. These innovations are designed to enhance production of recombinant proteins or key secondary metabolites –such as saponins– and to facilitate their extraction in a manner that minimizes or avoids the use of organic solvents altogether.
Addressing currently unmet needs – QS-21
With our technology, we are providing a sustainable solution to this continuing ecological injury
Maximizing plant potential
We are continuously expanding the enormous potential that plants offer by developing state-of-the-art technology tools needed for next-generation products for vaccine adjuvants, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.
Protecting our planet
Our technologies are designed with a view to dramatically reduce the requirements for land and water compared to traditional agriculture. Our solutions are not only more energy-efficient but also more economic.
Preserving high-value flora
Our approach focuses on green technologies that minimize use of organic solvents and waste disposal costs. We develop alternative sources of biomass from high-value plant species, which are currently undergoing overexploitation and facing significant depletion.