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Announcing Retirement of Steve Lamb, Ph.D.

BIO-CAT Microbials announced today that Steve Lamb, Ph.D., will retire after more than 40 years devoted to biotechnology. In the last 20 years, Dr. Lamb worked to optimize production processes for enzyme-producing microbes and to develop proprietary Bacillus-based solutions…

BIO-CAT Expands Sales Department

BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Schuler as its newest member to the sales team. Stephen worked over a four-year period in various departments at BIO-CAT including Production, Quality Control, R&D, and Sales. He graduated from Towson University in 2014 with dual bachelors of health science degrees and a psychology minor. After […]

BIO-CAT Hires Regulatory Associate

BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Debbie Jackson as Regulatory Affairs Associate.  Debbie comes to BIO-CAT after working in the regulatory department for over six years at Perrigo and PBM, Inc.  Debbie studied Business Management at the University of Maryland. Debbie’s role will support the ongoing and ever expanding regulatory needs for BIO-CAT’s […]

BIO-CAT Executive Assumes Role of Industry Committee

At the recent Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) annual meeting in Las Vegas, Christopher Penet, vice president of BIO-CAT, assumed the role of Committee Chair for the IFT Biotechnology Division. Chris spent the previous year as Chair-Elect. His new position as committee chair is to develop and implement activities in support of the IFT overall […]

BIO-CAT Microbials Announces Allergen-Free Protocol for Probiotic

BIO-CAT Microbials is pleased to announce a new protocol in the manufacture of OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40. This new process eliminates all materials from the fermentation currently listed on the FDA’s known allergen list including soy. “Removing materials like soy, a long standing common fermentation ingredient, from our process is a significant step forward in […]

BIO-CAT Microbials Speaking at Probiotic Marketplace

BIO-CAT’s Vice-President, Chris Penet and BIO-CAT Microbials Technical Director, Dr. Steve Lamb will present at Probiotic Marketplace, the day-and-a-half event that kicks off the Ingredient Marketplace trade show. Penet and Dr. Lamb will discuss the “Use of Bacillus Probiotics to Promote Health and Well-being”.

INSIDER Podcast: Health Effects of Bacillus

BIO-CAT Microbials recently did a podcast with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief at INSIDER along with Chris Penet, vice president and Steve Lamb, Ph.D., technical director.

BIO-CAT Names Vice President of Sales & Marketing

(Troy, VA)  Mark G. Walin, a former Abbott and Perrigo executive, has joined BIO-CAT, a premier biotech growth company corporately based out of central Virginia. Walin is joining BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials as the vice president of sales and marketing for both companies. Over his 30-year career, Mark has held a series of sales and marketing leadership […]

Fungal Pepsin

Type: Protease

Origin: Aspergillus niger

Description: Hyrdolyzes proteins at low pHs. A recommended alternative to animal derived Pepsin.

Protease MD 100L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus subtilis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Protease MD L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus subtilis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Neutral Protease L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds randomly within the protein structure at or near neutral pH.

Detergent Protease 100L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus subtilis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Alkaline Protease P3L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus subtilis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Alkaline Protease IGL

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus subtilis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Alkaline Protease L

Type: Protease

Origin: Bacillus licheniformis

Description: Cleaves peptide bonds at random within the protein structure.

Glucose Oxidase L

Type: Other

Origin: Aspgergillus niger

Description: Uses dissolved molecular oxygen to break down glucose into hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid.

Catalase L

Type: Other

Origin: Aspergillus niger

Description: Quickly removes residual hydrogen peroxide by converting it to oxygen and water.

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