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Strain Engineering for Cellulase

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CD Biosynsis uses revolutionary technologies in synthetic biology to help our customers overcome the challenges of cellulase production to meet the growing demand for cellulases in the food industry, textile industry, and pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. We are committed to developing more cost-effective microbial cellulase production methods to promote the widespread use of cellulases.

Advantages of Synthetic Biology-Driven Cellulase Production

Cellulase is a group of enzymes that degrade cellulose to produce glucose, mainly consisting of endoglucanase and exoglucanases including cellobiohydrolases and β-glucosidase. In the natural environment, fungi, bacteria, and actinomycetes are efficient cellulase-producing microorganisms. As one of the most widely used enzymes in industry, the demand for cellulases is currently growing exponentially in the global market. However, there are huge bottlenecks in the industrial application of cellulases, such as high production cost and low catalytic efficiency of cellulases. The rewinding concept of synthetic biology can open new avenues to develop highly active cellulase.

Figure 1. Strategies employed in cellulase engineering. (Dadwal A, et al., 2020)Figure 1. Strategies employed in cellulase engineering. (Dadwal A, et al., 2020)

What We Provide

CD Biosynsis' advanced synthetic biology platform and extensive expertise allows us to help our customers develop customized and effective strategies to achieve improved production of cellulases.

Featured Services

  • Cloning and characterization of cellulase-producing genes from different organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and insects.
  • Using recombinant expression technology to produce highly active and stable cellulases at low cost.
  • Engineering of cellulase genes for improved characteristics such as high catalytic efficiency, high thermostability, and high pH tolerance.
  • Engineering of cellulase-producing strains to improve strain quality, productivity, and resistance to end product inhibition.


  • Cellulase-producing microorganisms.
  • High-quality cellulase products.

How We Can Help

CD Biosynsis' synthetic biology technologies and expertise can help our customers develop highly efficient cellulase-producing microorganisms to reduce the cost of cellulase production. Our experienced scientists can customize synthetic biology strategies to meet our customers' downstream application needs.

Engineering of Microbial Chassis for Improved Cellulase Production

Production of Cellulase by Synthetic Biology

We can harness the power of synthetic biology to develop engineered microbial strains with high cellulase productivity, making them an ideal basis for improving cellulase production. We have outstanding synthetic biology expertise and tools for efficient engineering of microorganisms. The following are microbial strains, including bacteria and fungi, that have the potential to be developed as chassis for cellulase production. If you can't find the strain you are interested in, please fill out the online inquiry form and tell us more about your project.

Clostridium thermocellum Streptomyces thermoveolaceous Trichoderma viride Trichoderma reesei Aspergillus niger
Trichoderma longibrachiatumi Phanerochaete chrysosporium Bacillus halodurans CAS 1 Bacillus pumilus S124A Bacillus vallismortis RG-07
Mucor circinelloides Thermoascus aurantiacus Bacillus flexus Stachybotrys microspora Piromyces rhizinjlata

Development of Effective Synthetic Biology Approaches for Microbial Cellulases

  • We can design and develop genetic and metabolic engineering strategies for efficient production of cellulase in different microbial strains to help our customers overcome obstacles and challenges.
  • We use the engineering concepts of synthetic biology to improve cellulase kinetics and cellulolytic efficiency aiming for consolidated bioprocessing.

Applications of Cellulase

CD Biosynsis' synthetic biology services combine disruptive technology platforms with expertise in enzyme synthesis to drive the low-cost, large-scale production of cellulases to meet the growing demand for a variety of applications.

Application of cellulase in the textile industry

  • Used for biofinishing and biostoning of cellulosic fabrics.

Applications of cellulase in the laundry and detergents industry

  • Used to remove stains from clothing.
  • Used to improve the color brightness and smoothness of clothes.

Applications of cellulase in the food industry

  • Used in brewing and juice production.
  • Used in coffee processing and tea fermentation.

Application of cellulase in the paper industry

  • Used in pulp treatment to improve water filtration and deinking of recycled paper.

Application of cellulase in healthcare field

  • Used as an effective alternative antibiotic for treatment-resistant bacteria.

Want to Learn More?

As a rapidly growing synthetic biology company, CD Biosynsis is committed to helping our customers meet the growing and evolving demand for industrial enzyme production. All our deliverables will undergo a rigorous quality testing process to ensure the quality and reliability and can be delivered on time. If you are interested in our services or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  1. Ben Hmad I, et al. Neutral and alkaline cellulases: Production, engineering, and applications. J Basic Microbiol, 2017, 57(8):653-658.
  2. Shukla P. Synthetic Biology Perspectives of Microbial Enzymes and Their Innovative Applications. Indian J Microbiol, 2019, 59(4): 401

Please note that all services are for research use only. Not intended for any clinical use.

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