Intelligent protein engineering with exazyme

With Exazyme you optimize proteins faster, cost-efficiently and effectively. Our AI-based algorithm ensures that you spend less time in the lab and get the best result.

  • 16 times fewer experiments than with standard methods
  • Faster to the best result with AI
  • Web app for easy and fast application
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Traditional protein engineering is slow and costly

Anyone who optimizes proteins using standard methods such as directed evolution or deep mutational scanning knows how time-consuming the process is. Development takes a long time, costs a lot of money and in the end you can’t be sure if you have actually achieved the best result. This is where Exazyme comes in.

With Exazyme you will reach your goal faster and cheaper

The Exazyme algorithm will get you to your goal faster, with significantly fewer experiments, and thus more cost-effectively. Instead of having to do a lot of experiments yourself, Artificial Intelligence predicts exactly the attributes you need based on amino acid sequences. All you have to do is apply the predicted sequences in the lab and evolve the protein using the algorithm. Through our algorithm you will find the highest absolute values available, because it is designed to search the entire search space – this is hardly possible with directed evolution and other standard methods. In addition, our algorithm also includes bad values in order to make better predictions. So Exazyme is your path to the best protein development.

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With our algorithm we support many companies and scientists from different industries.

Pharmaceutical industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, our system helps to design antibodies, therapeutic enzymes, enzymes for drug production and peptides much faster and to find absolute values that you would not or only with difficulty achieve with directed evolution. In addition, we can target protein-protein interaction networks for therapeutic purposes.

Industrial biotechnology

We help companies in industrial biotechnology to design enzymes for the production of specialty and fine chemicals, foods or food additives more quickly and in a more targeted manner.

Green biotechnology

In green biotechnology, our algorithm supports faster design of enzymes to improve the properties of plants. For example, metabolism can be accelerated or CO₂ absorption increased.


fewer experiments than with standard procedures.


Results through automation.


Data points are sufficient for the algorithm.


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Your advantages

With Exazyme you will benefit from many advantages that will advance your work.

Fast to the best result

With Exazyme, you need to perform 16 times fewer experiments than with standard methods. This saves an enormous amount of time. In addition, our algorithm allows you to find absolute values that are difficult or impossible to achieve with other methods.

Cost-efficient work

Since you need to perform fewer experiments with Exazyme, you not only save valuable time, but also automatically save money. In addition, you need to use fewer working materials.

No large data sets

The algorithm already works from two data points. So there is no need for large data sets. Before the actual start, it tests whether the measured values are actually sufficient. This way you can be sure that the algorithm really works.

Case studies from our customers

We have had the privilege of working with many companies and scientists from various industries. So we were able to support them in their work.

Our team

Exazyme wants to move society forward. Behind the idea are biochemist Dr. Jelena Ivanovska, AI expert Dr. Ingmar Schuster and engineer Philipp Markert. Our common goal is to significantly accelerate protein discovery and design, and to help scientists deliver better biocatalysts. This is because while protein-based catalysts are playing an increasingly important role in the sustainable chemical industry and the reuse of CO₂, protein receptors and artificial antibodies are important in medicine.

Advisory Board

Exazyme continues to develop from day to day. To make our system even better, we collaborate with recognized scientists and experts in the fields of biocatalysis and AI.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Bornscheuer World-renowned biocatalysis expert
Dr. Hugo Grimmett AI product development and building startups
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ocker Drug development with a focus on cancer

Our collaboration

You are interested in our work, but cannot yet imagine how exactly our cooperation will work? We show you.


Free initial consultation

In a free and completely non-binding initial consultation, we will find out whether and how we can support you in your work. We will show you the webapp and what advantages it has.


NDA & Guidelines

If you decide to use our app, we sign an NDA. Then you will get clear guidelines so that you can use the app smoothly.


Use app and benefit

Now you can also already use the app and benefit from the many advantages. Upload your data as many times as you want and use the app's suggestions to achieve your desired result.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

Many questions come up again and again in our work. We would like to answer some of them here in a very straightforward way.

Changing the amino acid sequence of a protein typically also changes its three-dimensional structure. However, all the information needed is already contained in the AA sequence, so the AA sequence alone can be used to predict the three-dimensional structure. If one enters another structure into the AI algorithm, then this neither brings new, statistical information nor a better prediction. Furthermore, not all proteins have a fixed structure. Thus, since our algorithm relies solely on the AA sequence, it works without secondary structures.

This depends on several points - but above all on the quality of the data. But: in many cases, only two data points were needed in the end to figure out which candidates to prioritize in experiments. To test whether the algorithm works, you basically need 20 data points.

When 20 data points are available, we test whether the algorithm works in your case. If our test is positive, we guarantee a strong acceleration compared to standard methods like directed evolution or deep mutational scanning.

While we can't give you an exact number, we can say that fewer synthesized sequences are needed compared to standard methods. For AI, more repetitions with smaller size are beneficial.

In the vast majority of cases, the algorithm works. Nine out of ten users for whom the test was negative found out in the end that there was a measurement problem. When they finally improved their measurements, it turned out that the system worked after all.

First, simply upload your measurement data to our web app. The app automatically checks if there is enough data to make a good prediction. If sufficient measurement data is available, you can make various configurations. You can choose between random mutations, digital deep mutation scans, a fixed candidate list and other options. The AI now predicts which sequences would improve protein properties or provides information about protein quality. You can easily download the corresponding sequences from our web app in the form of a document and use them immediately. You simply use the suggested sequences in your lab tests, improving the protein while producing more important data for the algorithm. Finally, if necessary, you can repeat the process as many times as you like to keep improving the protein.