"Over the years, BIO-CAT has had the good fortune to hire excellent people to run our operation."

- Ed Schuler, BIO-CAT CEO and Founder

Food, Beverage & Ingredients

The human microbiome and its importance for overall health and well-being have just begun to be explored. Traditional probiotics incorporated into dairy products and consumed in fermented foods have been shown to support digestive health, but product development in foods has been limited by the vulnerability of these organisms to temperature and pH extremes. Their relatively short shelf-life and limited stability at room temperature have created formulation and storage challenges.

OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40 is naturally occurring, non-GMO, shelf stable probiotic strain. This strain is naturally protected by its spore coating, which provides resistance to pH and temperature extremes and ensures long term stability. These features make it an ideal probiotic ingredient for food, beverages and ingredients.

OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40 can easily be incorporated into baked goods, baking mixes, snacks, chocolate, drink mixes, juice beverages, etc. We are happy to help you through the development of your new product in any way we can, and ensure your finished product contains OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40.

BIO-CAT Microbials is a Food GMP Facility that produces OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40. In many ways the use of probiotics in the food industry, although well established in some areas, is still in a rapidly developing state; it is our goal to develop scientifically backed strains and provide the next generation probiotic ingredient to our customers.

OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40 is self-affirmed GRAS via expert panel review:

  • Highly concentrated – 100 Billion CFU/g
  • Unique strain – Registered with ATCC
  • Shelf stable at room temperature – no refrigeration required
  • Heat and pH resistant – survivability during manufacturing process


Please contact us for more information on how you may be able to bring your probiotic product to market with more activity at a lower production cost, supporting your label without over-formulation.