Gujarat Repository of Biomolecules (GReB)
Microbes have served and continue to serve as one of the largest and useful sources of many biomolecules. Heavy demand for highly valued biomolecules have led to an evolution in the field of biotechnology through the application of microbial fermentation techniques, genetically modified organisms and natural sources. The market of biomolecules is estimated to grow to 21 billion EUR to 40 billion EUR in 2020. GBRC repository has more than 7000 microbes, which will be used to develop the microbial library having potential biomolecules of high economic importance. GReB aims to (1) Screening of the microbial resource for biomolecules, (2) Extraction, Purification, and Characterization of biomolecules, (3) Strain improvement and (4) Optimization of upscaling and downstream processing.