BIO-CAT Microbials is an innovator in the field of biological solutions for a broad range of emerging and existing markets and industries. BIO-CAT Microbials is a GMP certified facility and a division of BIO-CAT, utilizing the latest enzyme technology in combination with microbes to produce products that are pioneering, more effective and of the highest quality for our customers’ applications. As a customer-driven company, we continually seek new methods of expanding and improving our products and partnerships to deliver the best possible solutions now, and for the future.



BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC receives FDA “No Objection Letter” for OPTI-BIOME® MB40 Bacillus Subtilis Probiotic

BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC is pleased to announce receipt of a “Letter of No Objection” from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status of its OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40 microbial ingredient.  In addition to the FDA letter, BIO-CAT Microbials OPTI-BIOME® MB40 has a Master File submitted to Health Canada to allow […]

BIO-CAT R&D Capabilities Expanded: New Water Activity Meters in R&D Labs

BIO-CAT’s R&D Capabilities were expanded by adding water activity meters in both the Troy, VA and Shakopee, MN R&D labs. Water Activity meters are used to expand testing beyond moisture content. Both moisture content and water activity are important measurements done to ensure quality and safety. Moisture content is the amount of free and bound […]

Visit BIO-CAT at ExpoWest 2020 in Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA | March 3-7th, 2020 Come visit the BIO-CAT Microbials team at Booth #3797 at #ExpoWest2020 to learn about the latest in new product development powered by BIO-CAT Microbials’ proprietary probiotic and enzyme technology. 3,600 companies on display 86,000 industry professionals 580,000 square feet of exhibits   Whether you are looking for health and […]

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In Memory of Ed Schuler

On April 30th, the BIO-CAT family lost our founder, leader, industry icon, and friend, Mr. Ed Schuler. Mr. Schuler was a pioneer in the enzyme industry and along with his son, Chris Schuler, they founded BIO-CAT in 1988. Together they built an organization that has become a leader in the enzyme industry.

Mr. Schuler always credited the employees of BIO-CAT and his industry relationships as the reason for the success of the organization. As a natural athlete, he loved to compete; on the golf course, on the tennis court, or at the track while watching his many horses race. He carried that competitive spirit into the workplace while making sure his team truly loved what they did for the company and our customers. He was regarded as “the smartest man in the room” but he was always the most humble, the most kind, and the most positive leader that an organization could be gifted with.

Mr. Schuler was always surrounded by his family, which he made his priority. He will truly be missed by all that knew him, including many life-long friends. The industry will not be the same without this visionary leadership and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, P.O. Box 707, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or www.bgclubcva.org. Please indicate that your donation is in memory of Ed Schuler.

Memorial contributions may also be made to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, c/o Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, Orthopedic and/or Emergency Services - 500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or you can donate online through the following link: https://www.mjhfoundation.org/Honor-Memorial-Donation. Please indicate that your donation is in memory of Ed Schuler.