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4th November 2020


Winners of Prestigious IChemE Global Food & Drink Award 2020!

IChemE have selected Biocatalysts Ltd in partnership with University College London (UCL) as the winners of the prestigious IChemE Global Food & Drink Award 2020, for our submission – Ultra Scale-Down Accelerates Industrial Enzyme Manufacture.

The award recognises the commitment to develop a project that brought together the techniques and theories developed in an academic setting and validated them under industrial processing conditions. The expertise shared between the Biochemical Engineering department of UCL and Biocatalysts Ltd, in this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), (funded by Innovate UK), has seen the successful embedding of advanced biochemical engineering techniques into the enzyme manufacturing processes at Biocatalysts Ltd, in some instances improving process productivity by up to 50%.

This benefit along with other improvements such as better quality process streams translates to economic benefits for our customers, reducing the barriers to entry for supply of enzyme manufactured at Biocatalysts Ltd and supporting the continued adoption of biotechnology in the food and other industries.

“I’d like to congratulate to the whole team for their dedication in taking these ground breaking techniques and applying them to our processes. Using the Ultra Scale–Down techniques means we can test a number of parameters in a very quick time frame, improving the efficiency of our processes and underpinning our commitment to continuously exceeding our customers enzyme expectations”- Daren Bryce, Commercial Director.

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Click here to register to attend the IChemE Global Awards 2020 webinar. “This webinar will feature presentations from 2020 finalists and conclude with the announcement of this year’s winner.”