Who are we?

SilicoLife is a company devoted to create computational solutions for the fast growing Industrial Biotechnology market. It benefits from the expertise and international exposure of the team in the fields of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, to provide highly specialized services, in an area most of the times absent in biotech companies.

Our technology

What do we do?

SilicoLife provides dedicated models, robust algorithms and user-friendly software tools to accelerate strain design and bioprocess optimization, therefore accelerating R&D efforts and shortening the time to market of new biotechnology-based products.

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Where are we?

We are based in Portugal and working for the world.

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ThermoFactories: exploring marine resources

SilicoLife is part of new marine biotechnology initiative for the development of thermophile cell factories exploiting brown algae biomass as a feedstock for the production of specialty chemicals. The ThermoFactories project will be developed by top notch entities from Portugal, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and is co-funded by ERA-MarineBiotech program.

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SISBI: a knowledge hub for industrial biotechnology

SilicoLife and the University of Minho were awarded a national grant for the development of an intelligent decision support system for Industrial Biotechnology in the SISBI project, which will be lead by the company.

SISBI will allow to boost SilicoLife’s metabolic engineering capabilities promoting the development of innovative tools for the extraction and integration of knowledge to provide a rational support to the Industrial Biotechnology decision process, as in the selection of value added products or the most suitable hosts for specific production targets.

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EFIB 2015

SilicoLife will be present at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, taking place on 27-29 October, in Brussels, Belgium. EFIB is the European market leading conference for the industrial biotechnology, if you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.


SilicoLife and INVISTA featured by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum published today a report on Collaborative Innovation: Transforming Business, Driving Growth. The long-term collaboration between SilicoLife and INVISTA is one of the presented cases of collaborative innovation between young companies and large firms in the development of innovative processes and products.

This new report highlights the importance of innovation as a driver of growth across Europe, the challenges that European start-ups face when looking to scale across the region and the world, as well as the opportunities of collaborative models of innovation management, for both established and young, dynamic firms.

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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

SilicoLife will be present at the 12th BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The 2015 edition will be held in Montreal, Canada (July 19-22, 2014).

If you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.


@note presentation at ISMB/ECCB 2015

SilicoLife will be present at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 14th European Conference on Computational Biology in Dublin, Ireland (July 10-14).

Miguel Rocha, CTO at SilicoLife, will be showcasing @note2 our open-source tool for biomedical text mining in the technology track (TT19).

More info here.