Introducing ZYMSCAN:the fastest way to check if there’s an enzyme for your reaction

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“Is there an enzyme for my process?”

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked this question.

Trying to change your traditional chemical process for an improved biochemical one can be a pain. And this is not surprising at all, given how time-consuming the search of an enzyme for a specific reaction can be. 

The reality is, the individuals that could benefit most from applying enzymes are chemists. However, many are lacking the resources to answer the fundamental question: «Can I do this reaction with an enzyme?»

That’s why today we are happy to announce the launch of a new platform that will make your life easier: ZYMSCAN.

From now on, you are just a few clicks away from knowing if biocatalysis is right for you.

Oh, and have we mentioned that it is free?

Keep reading to learn more.


What is ZYMSCAN?

ZYMSCAN is a free, online tool for users who want to know if a certain reaction can be performed enzymatically without wasting time going through other methods.


How does it work?

Using ZYMSCAN is easy. Instead of spending weeks looking for your answer, just follow these three simple steps:

1) Fill out the form and submit the substrate and product of interest in SMILES format.

2) Zymvol will use its computational technology to scan the whole enzyme family landscape in search for the right fit. Our experts will accompany the process to certify the final answer.

3) Receive an email between 1-2 business days with the EC number of the enzyme family found.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Just draw your molecule in the editor and we’ll create the SMILES for you.

Don’t know how a SMILES works? Check out some examples.


Who is ZYMSCAN for?

– Chemists, Innovation Managers or just about anyone who wishes to implement greener processes and products, but need to know first if it can be performed by enzymes.

– Academics or Universities whose research is related to enzymes.


Why did we create ZYMSCAN?

Let’s face it: the way many companies pursue biocatalysis today is not always efficient.

How much time do you waste searching for an enzyme? Going through the literature and asking for help, trying to find out if there’s one for the reaction you need?

We realized this was a common problem not only for our clients, but for many other companies looking to “go bio”.

With so many promising projects getting stuck in this first step, we knew it was important to launch a platform that was simple, quick, free of charge and supported by our experts.

If more companies can know from the get-go if there is an enzyme for their processes, we can speed up the transition to a better and greener chemistry everywhere.

Don’t know what reaction to try out?
Use our random SMILES generator!


Why does it take 1 business day to receive results?

To ensure optimal performance, ZYMSCAN’s results are obtained through a mix of automated computational work as well as human curation.

After sending your request, our proprietary Artificial Intelligence software does the search and rapidly matches the input substrate and product with an enzyme family. Afterwards, ZYMVOL experts take care of doing a final check on the information, to guarantee that the answer is as accurate as possible.


Will there be more updates coming soon?

ZYMSCAN is currently in beta phase, which means it is currently undergoing updates and improvements. As a result, you may encounter incomplete sections, minor disruptions, or changes in content.

We appreciate your patience while these updates are taking place. If you encounter any errors and wish to report them, please send us an email at

Ready to try ZYMSCAN?