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Microbial Discovery Group Obtains HACCP Food Ingredient Certification

  • MDG
Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) has expanded their HACCP scope which now includes food (human) ingredient. This has been part of their strategic plan and an important milestone in increasing their Bacillus fermentation capabilities. Having a Food Safety Plan and certification creates custom fermentation opportunities for MDG within the $44 Billion human probiotic market. This plan is a vital part of HACCP and the Food Safety Modernization
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Lift Stations 101: Work Smarter, Not Harder

  • MDG
Lift stations are commonly used as a part of operations across a variety of different industries. While they are extremely useful, they can be difficult to maintain when not cared for properly. At Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), we have spent countless hours in the field with our partners, reviewing their customer's maintenance challenges, and looking for new ways to innovate. As a result, we were inspired to create a comprehensive approach to
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Regulatory Microbiologist: Nicole DeGeorge

  • MDG
Our QA/QC team is constantly working hard to ensure both of our facilities are running in tip-top shape. Nicole DeGeorge is a key member of this team and most recently played an instrumental role in adding Food Ingredient to the scope of MDG’s HACCP Certification. 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? MDG caught my eye back in 2015. From working in third-party testing labs over a number of years, I already had a lot of
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Lagoons 101: Identification and Long-Term Treatment Approach

  • MDG
Lagoons and ponds have been used for treating wastewater for over 3,000 years. Today there are over 8,000 wastewater treatment lagoons in operation within the United States. One appeal to using lagoons is that they generally require less energy than other treatment systems and have lower operation and maintenance costs. That being said, proper performance still requires some form of ongoing maintenance and upkeep. At Microbial Discovery Group
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Sludge Tanks 101: Treating the Waste

  • MDG
Through the wastewater treatment process, there are components left over that are separated from the liquid phase. This collection of leftovers is referred to as sludge, which is then further treated within tanks. At Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), we have explored the process of treating sludge within sludge tanks and have designed our Biotifx® products and program to assist with this treatment and ongoing maintenance. As a first step when we
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Director of Research & Development: Sona Son

  • MDG
Sona Son is one of Microbial Discovery Group (MDG)’s first employees and was hired back in 2008. Her role has evolved over the past decade, but her passion remains the same: utilizing real science to solve real problems. 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I joined MDG in 2008 as a recent college graduate. Back then, the building was still under construction, so I had to wear a hard hat on my first visit. The conference
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Biotifx®: Innovating Wastewater Solutions

  • MDG
In a story as old as time, a new product comes to market, fails to make an impact, then fizzles out. Now, in talking with our customers, what we have learned is that some of the new “ground-breaking” solutions just end up causing more headaches than they’re worth. So, when the time came to expand our biological product offerings within the wastewater market, we sought to rewrite that story and began the process of developing our
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Wastewater Technical Support Specialist: Josiah Menako

  • MDG
  • August 21, 2018
Under the Microscope this month is Josiah Menako, MDG’s Wastewater Technical Service Specialist. Josiah plays a key role on our wastewater treatment team by specializing in servicing and educating our distribution partners for success! 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group (MDG)? While in school, I was working in several research labs and I strongly desired to continue that professionally. In my mind it is the coolest job.
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Matthew West

Do Something: An Inspiring Day

  • Mike King
  • August 10, 2018
We had an unexpected and wonderful guest last week! My family and I volunteered to escort the chart topping Christian singer Matthew West to a very special concert at the Milwaukee County House of Correction, an important stop before his show at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds later that night. At the House of Correction, his lyrics touched the hearts of those in attendance. FOX 6 was there to capture it all, and Matthew shared with them,
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Planting the Seed: Start with Your Fermentation Manufacturer Early

  • Mike King
Not too long ago, a biofertilizer customer came to me frantically and explained, “I need to grow 7 strains of Bacillus in 3 weeks because it’s planting season and I can’t miss this year’s season.” I felt sorry for him, yet I had no choice but to say: “I’m sorry, but we cannot help you. Your timelines just aren’t realistic.” This exact interaction has happened more times than I care to remember. Trust me, I understand how big
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