Biopôle Clermont-Limagne
Technology park for life sciences
Year of creation : 1999
Statut : limited company
Size : 70
% of CA dedicated to R&D : 100 %
Patents (number of) : 350

Contact details

Biopôle Clermont-Limagne

1 rue Emile Duclaux

63360 Saint-Beauzire

Contact : Emilie Plane
Phone : +33 473 863 601
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METabolic EXplorer

Industrial biochemical Company specialized in the development of fermentation bioprocesses (using renewable raw materials) for production of chemical compounds used in everyday products.

A pioneer in industrial biochemistry with some 20 years of experience, METabolic EXplorer (METEX) develops alternative solutions to the petrochemical processes used in manufacturing and thus contribute to the necessary transition from petrochemistry to renewable chemistry.



Using renewable raw materials, it develops innovative industrial fermentation processes to produce chemical compounds used in basic products of everyday life such as animal nutrition and health additives, plastics, textiles, cosmetics, and resins, among many others.



The company’s ambition with its biotechnological innovations is to produce consumer goods in a different way, without oil, in order to meet environmental challenges and consumers’ new societal expectations.



To create these innovative processes, METabolic EXplorer relies on a 70-person staff possessing the complementary competencies essential at every step of their development, from the optimization of strains in the laboratory to the pilot-scale production of samples.


Based at the Clermont Limagne technology park, METabolic EXplorer is listed on Euronext in Paris (Compartment C, METEX) and is included in the CAC Small Index.