c-LEcta is a global biotechnology company specializing in the development, production and distribution of enzyme products. The company uses world-class enzyme engineering and production technologies to provide its partners in the food and pharmaceutical industries with superior biotechnological solutions for innovative industrial applications. Product development is based on the proprietary enzyme technology platform ENESYZ® and is carried out both in-house and in close cooperation with industry partners worldwide. c-LEcta supplies its products to more than 400 customers in over 40 countries. c-LEcta currently employs more than 120 people at its headquarters in Leipzig.
c-LEcta is part of the Kerry Group. Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. The company employs 22,000 people across over 150 locations and uses its broad range of ingredient solutions to innovate with its customers and create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring a better impact for the planet.
Why with c-LEcta?
Successfully turning ideas into products requires many competencies along the value chain. With excellence in technology, production, distribution and regulation, we drive both our own product developments and customer projects.
Enzymes are natural biocatalysts that control chemical reactions. They occur in nature in great diversity and can be found all over the living world. Improving the enzymes in specific ways allows them to be efficiently used in a wide range of industrial processes, such as in the production of food or pharmaceuticals. New enzyme products are developed at c-LEcta using the company's unique technology platform, ENESYZ. The heart of the platform is a proprietary bioinformatics-based technology for efficient and targeted engineering of enzymes. c-LEcta makes use of a large collection of more than 5,000 preselected microbial strains and millions of genes in “ready to screen” metagenomic libraries to identify the appropriate starting enzymes. The company is also in possession of multiple highly efficient microbial production systems for the production of enzymes at industrial scale.
Our Quality Management
Our quality management is certified according to the internationally recognized DIN EN ISO 9001 standard as well as EXCiPACT and ANSI NSF 363 for good manufacturing practices for pharmaceutical excipients. c-LEcta is also registered as a German food company and is subject to regular hygiene monitoring by the food inspection authority. In addition, c-LEcta’s qualified production partners possess additional internationally recognized quality management systems, such as in the food and pharma industries.
In the complex and changing landscape of regulated markets, c-LEcta is a competent and reliable partner. We have extensive hands-on experience with the preparation and submission of regulatory dossiers for different product classes and jurisdictions (EFSA, FDA, ECHA, etc.). From early development phases through new launches or later commercial stages, we support our customers to enable a straightforward market entry and continued compliance for their products.
High Quality Biotech Products
The enzyme products from c-LEcta are used in many different fields, with a focus on the food and pharma industries. For example, they enable the production of active pharmaceutical substances and vaccines or can be used in the production of foods and food additives such as prebiotics or natural sweeteners. Most of the enzymes developed by c-LEcta are produced by the company itself and distributed throughout the world; a few are utilized by industry partners. Numerous innovation projects have been successfully brought to market, and many new development projects are currently under way.