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Biocatalysts Ltd First Commercial Production in New Enzyme Manufacturing Facility

Key milestone achieved with the first product fermented and processed in the state-of-the-art enzyme manufacturing facility is delivered to the customer.

Published 13 May 2021
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Speciality enzyme company, Biocatalysts Ltd, have delivered the first customer product that was fermented and processed in their state-of-the-art enzyme manufacturing facility. The unique enzyme was scaled up and commercialised in <10 months to meet the demands of the customers’ manufacturing schedule. It is a testament to the team that the plant commissioning, validation, and production of the first commercial product was done during these unprecedented times and shows Biocatalysts Ltd.’s commitment to providing large-scale fermentation services. To ensure a reliable and robust service the manufacturing facility has been designed to deliver a unique, fully automated ‘LEAN’ manufacturing process, ensuring maximum yield recovery at every stage of the process. The extension is capable of E. coli, Pichia and Yarrowia fermentations and subsequent down-stream-processing. The new fermentation capacity increases their existing portfolio, extending their fermentation scales to 3L, 75L, 750L and 10,000L and has been designed to accommodate future growth. The whole process is controlled by state-of-the-art Siemens software to maximise capacity and enhance efficiencies, guaranteeing world-class support and service.

Coupled with their award-winning enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing process, Biocatalysts Ltd truly have a unique breadth of offering in the biotechnology marketplace.

The strategic planning, design and subsequent installation has been an incredible 3-year journey, ultimately delivering a conceptual ‘LEAN’ process that provides us with a unique facility unrivalled in the industry. Built on the foundations of teamwork, the extension project is another example of the extraordinary commitment, professionalism and dedication of our staff to exceed our customers’ expectations as we further develop the facility and strengthen our marketability

— Craig Galeozzie, Director of Operations at Biocatalysts Ltd
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