Lan­gen­feld, Ger­many: 9 May 2022This month ARTES Biotech­nol­o­gy cel­e­brates its 20th anniver­sary. The whole team is very thrilled and we think it is time to give a small overview on company’s history.

In 2002 at May 10th Michael Pio­ntek found­ed ARTES as a one-man oper­a­tion exe­cut­ing and tak­ing care of two license deals as part of a sev­er­ance agree­ment. He was absolute sure that this will be an inter­im solu­tion only while look­ing for new job opportunities.
Nev­er­the­less, as always, things took an unex­pect­ed course. About half a year lat­er ARTES has grown, first col­leagues joined and the first com­pa­ny rooms were contracted.
In 2007 ARTES and its team were in need for more room capac­i­ty, espe­cial­ly regard­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries. There­fore, we moved to our nowa­days known facil­i­ty at Elisabeth-Selbert-Str.9 in Lan­gen­feld, Ger­many. From this site, ARTES today oper­ates world­wide from 850 sqm S1 facil­i­ties with a team of 24 employees.
Our main busi­ness has devel­oped in 20 years very con­tin­u­ous­ly. From offer­ing “only” cell line devel­op­ment in our “work­ing horse” Hansenu­la poly­mor­pha, we nowa­days offer the whole devel­op­ment chain for pro­duc­tion process­es for micro­bial­ly expressed recom­bi­nant pro­teins. We offer gen­er­a­tion of opti­mized micro­bial cell lines, pro­vide fer­men­ta­tion and down­stream process devel­op­ment, ana­lyt­i­cal assay devel­op­ment and cell line char­ac­ter­i­za­tion. Our favorite expres­sion sys­tem is of course still Hansenu­la, but we are work­ing in the same man­ner with Pichia, Sac­cha­romyces or E. coli.
Our inter­na­tion­al clients come from the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, cos­met­ic, feed or food indus­try. On their demand, we are devel­op­ing pro­duc­tion process­es for recom­bi­nant pro­teins like phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ingre­di­ents, VLP-based vac­cines, or ingre­di­ents for cel­lu­lar agriculture.
The projects we had and we are now work­ing on are very ver­sa­tile, inter­est­ing and sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly diverse and the whole ARTES team is look­ing for­ward to next com­ing years and excit­ing projects. Maybe, the next project here at ARTES is yours?