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Microbial Discovery Group News

Continuous Development of Molecular Methods To Solve Your Aquaculture Customers Pain

  • Mike King
  • July 29, 2015
MDG has made continuous advances in molecular methods for the aquaculture industry. Over the last year, we presented three posters that focus on how these methods provide better insight for your customers. Thanks for all of those who dropped by our poster at the World Aquaculture Society meetings in Jeju, Korea and also our poster at the American Society of Microbiology in New Orleans, USA.  If you weren't there, here is a brief synopsis of
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Microbial Discovery Group Completes Expansion

  • Mike King
  • August 20, 2014
Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) LLC celebrated the expansion of their R&D and production facility with a ribbon cutting on August 5th.  Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), founded in 2007 in their current location in Franklin, WI, needed to expand to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial-based products and solutions. MDG added a second laboratory and expanded the MDG facilities and workspaces to double the number of possible
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Stabilize Before You Commercialize

  • Mike King
  • May 2, 2014
One of the hardest things to do in this business is to tell a customer that the great liquid product idea they are so excited about is at least 3-6 months away from commercialization. Nothing deflates them faster and I don't enjoy sharing the news, but it has to be done. Hate me now, love me later when your product doesn't explode or implode on the shelf. You see, any new liquid product formulation needs to go through stabilization studies to
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Microbial Discovery Group Announces Continued Expansion for 2014

  • Mike King
  • April 10, 2014
Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) announces continued expansion to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial based products and solutions. MDG Founder, Michael King, Ph.D. stated that Microbial Discovery Group is adding a second laboratory and expansion of the MDG facilities and work-spaces to double the number of possible employees and accelerate the rate of technology development. King further explained the need for expansion. "In 2013,
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MDG New Technology Development – Aquaculture America Conference: Feb 9-12th

  • Mike King
  • February 27, 2014
Sona Son, Technical Manager at Microbial Discovery Group, presents new MDG Technology Development at the Aquaculture America Conference Feb 9-12th, 2014.  See poster abstract below.  If dealing with problems associated with Vibrio aquaculture pathogens, we look forward to discussing our work with you.  Please contact us at info@mdgbio.com. COMBINING THE USE OF WHATMAN FTA CARDS AND DIAGNOSTIC PCR ASSAYS TO DETERMINE THE PATHOGENIC
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How You Count Really Counts (Part I)

  • Mike King
  • January 20, 2014
If you are attempting to ship your Bacillus powder products internationally to certain countries, your product may be sent for a third party plate count prior to approval. It is very important that you understand which plating method will be used to enumerate the product. If you don't understand the method and the weaknesses of each method as it relates to Bacillus spores, you may have a surprise coming. The truth is; there is no standard
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MDG HIRES NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  • Mike King
  • January 16, 2014
Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ardean Veldkamp as Business Development Manager. Veldkamp’s strategic focus will be to create partner relationships, product platforms and licensing opportunities for Microbial Discovery Group. Veldkamp brings over 20 years of sales and business development experience working with microbials in the animal and environmental industry.  Before joining MDG, Veldkamp
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The ONE Thing

  • Mike King
  • September 10, 2013
I love the scene in City Slickers where Jack Palance tells Billy Crystal "the secret to life is finding that ONE thing." Billy asks, "What is that ONE thing?" Jack smiles and says "that's what you have to find out!" Then Billy has to begin his odyssey to find that ONE thing in his life. Treating waste water, optimizing fermentations or solving bioremediation applications is a similar odyssey. We often find adding microbes alone is not enough?
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MDG is constantly developing new products!

  • Michael Davis
  • August 5, 2013
I am amazed at all of the studies and testing that goes on in our lab to develop new and improved products to keep our customers on the cutting edge of new technology. Just when I think we have found the final solution for a major problem area for one of our partners, we continue working to find an even better solution. It seems like everyone at MDG has an obsession to solve problems while others just seem to stop working after they find one
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Fascination with Domination

  • Mike King
  • July 10, 2013
What's all the fascination with domination? I have heard a lot of folks lately trying to dominate the wastewater with our microbes. I would say I have had at least 5 questions about it this month alone. We even had a customer whose customer tried to plate their waste and was very concerned to find that we were not predominating in the system. Hopefully everyone understands it is not our goal to dominate a wastewater system with our microbes,
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