A successful microbial product commercialization rests on many different variables. One major component in the success equation is the role of the contract fermentation manufacturer. The manufacturing, R&D, and operational decisions they make will affect your business; it is up to you to choose the contract fermentation supplier that best fits your needs and commercialization plans. Over the years I have seen the wrong choice in suppliers
Bacillus Strain Identification: Common Problems, Questions, and Answers
In last month’s newsletter, Bacillus, Distinguishing Species and Strains Part I, we tackled the species section of the popular question “How many species and strains of Bacillus do you have in a particular product?” Now, let’s move on to strains.
Can Individual Strains of Bacillus Be Distinguished?
The methods described in Part I/Distinguishing Species are
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
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 wastewater, optimizing fermentations or solving bioremediation applications is a similar odyssey. We often find adding microbes alone is not enough?