Ultra-efficient ancestral enzymes


Desiging and developing better catalysts

We have learnt from evolution to improve our future.

At Evolgene we used our deep knowhow and expertise in Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction (ASR) technology to design and select enzymes with unprecedentedly enhanced properties. Our strategy is simpler and faster than other protein engineering technologies. Furthermore, the ancestral enzymes are produced at high level using our heterologous expression platforms.

Disruptive enzymes for a wide range of biotechnological and industrial applications.

Products & Markets

  • EvolTRX

    EvolTRX is an extremelly powerful thioredoxine with exciting applications in cosmetics and personal care products. 

    EvolTRX is currently being tested by some biotech companies and research centres worldwide.

  • EvolCEL

    A whole new family of enhanced glycoside hydrolases (ie. EG, CBH I, II and β-glucosidase) that remain incomparably active even in the harshest environments.

    EvolCEL is a major breakthrough in the production of sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, the production of nanobiomaterials (eg. nanocellulose crystals), as well as in the textile industry, among others.

  • Tailor made Enzymes

    R&D Services

    Evolgene also offers R&D services to companies searching for new and better biocatalysts. Contact us for more information.

    Tailor made Enzymes
Who we are


Evolgene is a spin-off company of CiCnanoGUNE, a R&D Center performing cutting-edge research in nanoscience. Evolgene is located at CICnanoGUNE business incubator where it has its own laboratory and office spaces.

Raul Perez Jimenez

Raul Perez Jimenez


Dr. Perez-Jimenez is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and Group Leader at CIC nanoGUNE. Raul has extensive expertise in molecular evolution and enzyme design. He is the co-founder of Evolgene

Nerea Barruetabeña

Nerea Barruetabeña

Project Developer

An expert of Molecular and Cell Biology, Nerea is B.Sc in Chemistry and MD in New Materials (UPV/EHU). She is leading our developments in cellulases.


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