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30th July 2020

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Biocatalysts Ltd Working in the ‘New Normal’

It has been an extremely challenging time for everyone over the last few months and we thought it would be a good time to share what Biocatalysts Ltd has been doing.

Author: Carolyn Pritchard
Role: Technical Marketing Manager
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First I’d like to thank all the staff at Biocatalysts for adjusting to the changes that were put in place almost overnight, we went from 70 plus staff on site to 25 staff, with the rest taking their computers home to carry on working.

During those first three months our order book went from busy to extremely busy as our customers in the food industry put in additional orders to ensure their continuity of supply. I am proud to say that we were able to fulfil these orders and our production has carried on meeting our customer’s enzyme demands.

Also, during this time, we launched two new products; Lipomod™ 888MDP is a microbial alternative to pancreatic lipase that hydrolyses complex fats to improve their flavour characteristics and generate savoury meaty flavours in palatant applications. The second, Lipomod™ 767P a versatile lipase for the hydrolysis and esterification of oils and fats. The launch of these products shows the commitment of Biocatalysts Ltd to carry on with our plans for growth and investment. The new enzyme manufacturing facility will see its first fermentation in the next couple of months, and we will be launching a few more products before the end of the year, watch this space.

We have been actively attending and presenting at virtual meetings that have replaced the face-to-face events that our sales team would normally be attending to promote our products and enzyme discovery and manufacturing services. These events have been interesting and have given us the opportunity to interact with new and existing customers in this current climate, which has opened up the debate about virtual vs face-to-face conferences.

It is certain that there will be a ‘new normal’ going forward and you can be assured that Biocatalysts Ltd will be there to support you with your enzyme requirements, be they our off-the-shelf products or the development of a new enzyme to fit your specific needs.

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