Praj Matrix, the innovation engine for Praj, is a state-of-the-art facility certified by the Govt of India’s Dept of Scientific and Industrial Research. It is equipped with 16 laboratories for molecular biology, microbiology and bioprocess technology, process engineering & scale-up, and chemical sciences.
More than 90 PHDs and technologists are engaged in research in areas such as protein engineering, protein production, strain development, and the development of fermentation processes using bacterial, yeast and fungal platforms. The Center has more than 80 national and international patents to its credit.
Praj Matrix has a 9000 sq ft of Clean Room Facility housing 6 research laboratories to conduct research on microbiology and molecular biology research. The screening of microbes using High Throughput Screening facility is available for novel activities. Infrastructure and expertise for handling Aerobic, Microaerobic and strictly Anaerobic microorganisms is also available.
Facility for Development of engineered strains for Biofuels and Biochemicals along with Enzyme characterization and Assay development is also available. Praj Matrix also has Chemical Process Development Facility with High Pressure Stirred tank reactors from 700mL to 25L scale under one roof for rapid process scale up and validation. SCADA controlled Dual Fix Bed Reactor system is also available along with Catalyst forming machines such as Granulator, Fluidized Bed Drier and Hydraulic Press.