Enzymes are the catalysts of almost all biological reactions and many important discoveries have been made regarding their role in pathophysiology. Many biological reactions that occur in fractions of seconds driven by enzymatic catalysis would require times frames more normal in the field of geology than biology.
Yet despite the importance of enzymes, the massive, systematic and direct study of enzymatic activity in both normal and abnormal physiology has not been performed. Metagenomics techniques have made significant contributions to the study of enzymes in disease, but the functional characterization of enzymes is limited by technical difficulties and inefficiencies, the use databases information that is incomplete or erroneous and the fact that a given phenotypic reality may not correspond exactly to the genotype.
Invezyme Research’s platform allows for this direct and massive analysis of enzyme activity massively to take place.