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Life Science Industry
At Neste's Engineering Solutions, we know complex processes for highly regulated industries such as biopharma, food and feed. Such plants rely on a high level of expertise to design complex processes that produce edible oils, natural sweeteners (e.g. xylose and xylitol, sucrose, glucose, fructose and sugar syrups), beverages active food ingredients (e.g. esters and sterols), industrial enzymes for feed applications and other products in demand. They must comply with strict cGMP requirements for hygienic production and cleanliness, and simultaneously be flexible enough to utilize various feedstock and valorize all side streams for the best possible plant profitability.
For 40 years, we have been experts in human blood plasma fractionation, one of the most complicated and regulated pharmaceutical sectors. Our in-depth understanding of the industry, its life-saving products and tough regulations mean that we can truly build quality into our designs for plasma and biopharmaceutical production. We carefully mitigate the risk factors, and design processes that are easy to validate, ensuring the repeatability and traceability of your final product.
We provide you with end-to-end solutions, from business planning, technology selection and concept design to delivery and beyond. Our understanding of plasma process technologies, production processes, operational aspects, automation and cost levels, help us to design and integrate innovative and highly advanced, yet robust and economical solutions into your plant.
Combining our interdisciplinary bioengineering skills, international experience and a library of specialized solutions, we can design your facility to produce a full range of plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) or other biopharmaceuticals. Our collaboration with big industry players extends our global reach, but we are small enough to give you personal service. There is an urgent need for PDMPs worldwide, especially in developing economies. We are dedicated to creating safe and cost-effective solutions to help patients everywhere.
Food and Feed
For decades, we have been planning facilities for food industry companies and animal feed manufacturers. Such plants rely on a high level of expertise to design complex processes that produce edible oils, natural sweeteners (e.g. xylose and xylitol, sucrose, glucose, fructose and sugar syrups), beverages active food ingredients (e.g. esters and sterols), industrial enzymes for feed applications and other products in demand. They must comply with strict GMP requirements for hygienic production and cleanliness, and simultaneously be flexible enough to utilize various feedstocks and valorize all side streams for best possible plant profitability.
We maximize the production capacity and energy efficiency of your plant. Our design is based on the process solution combined with sophisticated automation solutions and layout. Depending on the key selection criteria, such as maturity of the process, availability of equipment, location and schedule, the dimensioning of the key equipment can be based either on integration of equipment skids or individual equipment. In addition to our extensive process simulation and modelling capabilities, our process optimization technology NAPCON is a valuable tool in the complex task of factory integration.
Combining our unique multidisciplinary knowledge, including a comprehensive understanding of biopharma and biorefining, we can provide you with innovative end-to-end engineering services for the food and feed industries. We thoroughly understand industry processes, so your new, or existing, plant will have quality designed into it. Our track record showcases our skills in core process development, aseptic design and competence in several unit operations including fermentation, crystallization, evaporation, extraction, filtration, centrifugation, deodorization, stripping, pastillation, bleaching and many others.
Through these projects, we have perfected working and designing according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and various levels of hygienic production. The methods and unit processes used in plasma fractionation, where protein fractionation is in the core, can also be modified and applied to other novel industries, such as new meat alternative protein development and process up-scaling, or for algae separation processes.
Our protein design project family also includes Single Cell Protein (SCP) from lignocellulosics biomass sidestreams as well as alternative plant-based proteins.