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Under the Microscope, MDG’s QC Microbiologist: Katie Pernic

  • MDG
  • June 15, 2018
Under the Microscope is one of our Quality Control Microbiologist, Katie Pernic. Being the first designated QC microbiologist at MDG, Katie has played a pivotal role in the development of our QA/QC processes. 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? When I joined MDG in 2012 it was a very small group of about 10 people, but I could tell right away that MDG was aiming for higher goals. There was (and still is!) a lot of
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Supplying Quality: One Strain at a Time

  • Mike King
  • June 13, 2018
In the large-scale liquid bacterial fermentation world, there are two primary ways to grow bacteria: as individual strains or in combination with others. Here at Microbial Discovery Group, we grow one strain at a time as it has served us well over the past decade. Truth be told, if I could find a way to grow multiple strains in one batch that was produced through a consistent process, resulted high yield and a uniformity in strain ratio,
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Landfill Treatment Product Exploration: Comparing the Benefits of Bacteria and Enzymes in Biological Waste Treatment

  • MDG
With our growing population, it has become increasingly important to improve upon and advance current waste management technologies. In industrial and consumer markets, biological products are often selected as an environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient option. These have the capabilities of removing both chemical and biological contaminants, as well as accelerating the breakdown of other types of substrates. Products including both
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The Expanding Bacillus Market

  • Mike King
  • May 16, 2018
As a follow up to the article “The Key Drivers Behind MDG’s Current Expansion,” I’d like to take this opportunity to talk more extensively about the expanding Bacillus market. Previously, I eluded that many of the current market opportunities were due to the increased demand across multiple industries. In particular, the following four main areas are what prompted Microbial Discovery Group’s (MDG) fermentation expansion:
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Administrative Assistant, Shannon Ambrowiak

  • MDG
  • May 8, 2018
Under the Microscope is our Administrative Assistant, Shannon Ambrowiak. We refer to Shannon as our “Master of First Impressions” because she’s the first to greet our guests when they arrive at MDG.   1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I'd have to say it was the Feed, Clean, Save initiative and the company values.   2. What does your typical day look like? As an Administrative Assistant, a big
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50+ Strains: Why We Supply

  • Mike King
  • May 4, 2018
Part of what is driving Microbial Discovery Group’s (MDG) current expansion is our desire to produce 50+ strains. Why do we want to be a Bacillus company that produces 50+ strains? Essentially: to offer the best service and products for our customers. Below are the three main reasons why our drive to produce 50+ strains is fueling our expansion. MDG’s belief in multi-strain product offerings The current Bacillus strain
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Research Microbiologist, Claire Heile

  • MDG
  • April 26, 2018
Research Microbiologist, Claire Heile, has taken our Feed, Clean, Save initiative to the next level by dedicating her entire research efforts to environmental conservation. 1) What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I believe that our shared goals to find microbial solutions to world issues (specifically pollution) drew us together. MDG recognized and supported my determination, becoming the catalyst to bring these goals to
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The Benefits of Fermentation Redundancy

  • Mike King
  • April 18, 2018
It is an exciting day signing a multi-year fermentation contract! After the ink dries and celebrations conclude, I’ve learned it’s time to quickly review both redundancy and contingency plans for worst case scenarios. This is how we can guarantee on-time delivery. During the planning of our current expansion, I was reminded again of the importance of redundancy in safeguarding against setbacks. I had received a call from another
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Microbial Discovery Group Files Provisional Patent for Plastic Degrading Bacillus Blend

  • MDG
  • April 17, 2018
Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) has filed a patent for a blend of novel plastic degrading shelf stable Bacillus. This unique combination works to aid in the biodegradation of plastics. MDG’s goal will be to leverage the bacteria along with research gathered to develop a new product for treating landfills and leachate, potentially reducing pollutants, toxicity, cost, post-closure care, hydrogen sulfide emissions, and accelerating waste
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The Key Drivers Behind MDG’s Current Expansion

  • Mike King
  • April 13, 2018
I was recently asked the WHY behind our current expansion. When I started to break it down, there were 4 key drivers that went into the new MDG facility design: Capacity expansion Reliability via redundancy Production of 50+ strains The expanding Bacillus market Capacity expansion. This is the no-brainer for expanding. MDG was reaching 75% of our capacity, so we either had to expand or recognize there would be a future cap
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