Danish company Chr. Hansen A/S has joined the Industrial Platform of the Netherland’s Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation.

According to Chr. Hansen, the use of genomics information helps to further improve the enzyme and culture production and to gain new fundamental knowledge about production strains. By entering the Industrial Platform of the Kluyver Centre, Chr. Hansen obtains early access to research results within the Kluyver Centre. “Our involvement will allow us to gain important insight into developments in genomics, which is a strategic focus area for us,” said Eric Johansen, associate vice president of innovation. “We are quite aware of the strengths and focus of the Kluyver Centre and believe these can be used to generate an important knowledge and technology base for our future research activities."

Currently, the Industrial Platform consists of 24 members.