Epimeron was founded in 2014 by a team of researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Seminal discoveries by the team catalyzed a vision to improve the manufacture of numerous plant-originated products. As leaders in the field, the founders bring extensive expertise in plant biochemistry, genomics, and metabolomics. Epimeron’s scientific team also has comprehensive knowledge in the biosynthesis pathways for many high-value metabolites in plants, as well as in plant secondary metabolism and specialized metabolism.
At Epimeron, we combine our deep understanding and expertise to identify novel genes that play crucial roles in commercially important biosynthetic pathways. Typical genes uncovered code for previously undiscovered catalysts, structural elements, and transporters that provide the key to more fully understanding how native plant systems function. From these discoveries we develop the instructions for recapitulating an optimized synthesis pathway in the new biological host. These results can be used to translate commercial scale manufacturing into organisms such as yeast and bacteria.