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22nd February 2019


What’s in store for Biocatalysts in 2019?

2018 was a busy year for us (see our highlights blog) and looking ahead, 2019 is shaping up to be  just the same. Here are some of the key activities that will be keeping us busy.

Completion and opening of our new facilities

You may already be aware that we are currently expanding our manufacturing facilities. Last year we completed our 11,000 sq ft extension which means this year we are full steam ahead with the fit out. Take a look at our Director of Operations’ blog post for an overview of the project so far and keep an eye out for his future updates. We plan to open the new facility in the second half of the year.

new factory layout

World class Industrial Biotechnology Toolkit

Through 2019 we will be working closer with our BRAIN Group colleagues to enable us to offer a world class industrial biotechnology toolkit. The development of this and our continuous efforts to improve our processes will open-up unique possibilities to our customers. We are excited to see how this develops!

Lot’s of events lined up

Our events calendar is quickly filling up. The two major events for us this year are IFT and Food Ingredients Europe (FIE). IFT is being held in New Orleans during June. We exhibit at this food ingredients show every year; however, this year will be slightly different. It will be the first year that we exhibit as part of the BRAIN Group, so you won’t only find us at our booth (227), BRAIN AG and AnalytiCon Discovery will also be there. Look out for further updates on this. Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) will follow later in the year.

Other shows that we have already committed to attend:

  • 3rd European Chemistry Partnering in Frankfurt. 26th Feb 2019
  • Nutraceuticals Europe in Madrid. 27th – 28th Feb 2019
  • SCIFT Suppliers Night in Anaheim, California. 6th March 2019
  • VitaFoods in Switzerland. 7th-9th May 2019
  • Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar in Illinois. 21st-22nd May 2019
  • BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. 3rd – 6th June 2019
  • BIO World Congress in Canada. 8th – 11th July 2019

Enzymes for the effective hydrolysis of plant material

We have been operating in the plant protein market for over 25 years and are currently involved in a number of projects specifically looking at developing existing and novel enzymes for existing and novel protein sources. Our enzyme knowledge enables us to manipulate the specific activity of enzymes to improve the functionality of a product, be it solubility, temperature stability, enhanced gelling properties, emulsifying properties, reduced allergenicity or digestibility. This will be a continued focus for us throughout 2019. Look out for a white paper on this subject very soon.


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