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Biocatalysts announce £6million plant investment
Speciality enzyme company, Biocatalysts Ltd, celebrates being 35 years young this year with a major investment into its future manufacturing capacity.
Over £6million will be invested in total, comprising an 11,000 sq ft extension to the existing building which has just been completed. The next step is to fit out the building with cutting-edge equipment, including a 10m3 fermenter and down-stream processing machinery. It will all be controlled by state of the art software to maximise capacity and enhance efficiencies, guaranteeing world class support and service.
The new production area, also offers future expansion capacity too, negating the need for the company to move. Biocatalysts’ expanding technical and production teams will be key during this transition period, providing high end technical skills and project management support to ensure that the right first time philosophy of the company is upheld.
As well as the increased manufacturing capacity, Biocatalysts recently launched MetXtra™, a unique enzyme discovery platform that provides a fast and cost-effective approach to novel enzyme development. Add into this mix the recent purchase of Biocatalysts by BRAIN AG, which further strengthens the company’s offering and gives customers access to an unparalleled range of capabilities in enzyme discovery.
Daren Bryce, Commercial Director at Biocatalysts, said, “This represents a very exciting time in the speciality enzyme field. The unique breadth of offering, from discovery right through to large scale production, that Biocatalysts has to offer will allow previously in-accessible novel enzymes at commercial scale to our customers.”