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Microbial Discovery Group News

Under the Microscope: Luke Mickelson, Western Account Manager

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With two decades of experience in water and wastewater treatment, Luke Mickelson brings his positive energy and industry knowledge when serving his Biotifx® customers. We’re so proud to have such a force on our team! 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group (MDG)? I believed that there was a better way to handle common wastewater problems. MDG is unique when it comes to offering a solution and I knew back then that I wanted to
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Under the Microscope: Kaley Pederson, Research Microbiologist

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Kaley Pederson came to MDG as a recent college graduate. Her fresh talent and hard work ethic have made her an excellent addition to the research team! 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I was initially drawn in by the variety of things that are done here! Before I joined the team, I did some research and found it interesting to see how far the work spans into so many different applications. As a recent graduate, I was
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Under the Microscope: Dominic Androga, Director of Bioprocess Development

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As the leader of our Process Development Team, Dominic oversees the strain optimization and fermentation scale-up process. Since joining our team in 2015, he has also played a vital role in our expansion project to increase manufacturing capacity. 1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I’ve always been fascinated by the synergy between biology and engineering. While in college, I worked on various projects that involved use
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Reduction of Ammonia by SporActiv™ Bacillus

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  • April 15, 2019
When organic waste breaks down, it can generate ammonia, which is a toxic substance that produces a foul, sharp odor. In the Industrial and Institutional (I&I) market, your customers walk past ammonia-causing matter daily, such as food, animal and human waste. These same wastes contain materials that are rich in nitrogen. As the waste decomposes, the nitrogen is converted to ammonia, causing an unpleasant odor. But, without nitrogen,
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Case Studies: Seeing is Believing

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We’ve heard it time and time again, "Does this stuff really work"? This sparked an idea. Why don’t we help our partners eliminate any doubt upfront by sharing in-field results? Better yet, let’s demonstrate how easy it can be for them to create their own. After all, seeing is believing! Through years of successful treatment and having now created 40+ case studies, our distribution partners have proven that these studies are the best
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Under the Microscope: R&D Group Leader, Jessica Edward

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Jessica Edward leads a variety of different initiatives within our research and development lab. She has been a key player in implementing new technologies as well as in product and platform development for our customers.   1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? From the very beginning, I was drawn to the small company culture and the strong visions for growth. We are a team that collaborates well together –
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Under the Microscope: Production Manager, Ed Tomassetti

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Under the Microscope is Production Manager, Ed Tomassetti. Heading the team at our Oak Creek facility, Ed oversees the blending, packaging, and shipping aspects of our business. 1.  What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I was looking for a company that offered a meaningful product/service and cared as much about its employees as financial success. I found that company in Microbial Discovery Group. 2. What does your typical
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Microbial Discovery Group Kicks Off 2019 with a New Product Line for the Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Market

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  • January 22, 2019
Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), a leading Bacillus fermentation company, announced their newest product line, SporActiv™, for the industrial and institutional cleaning market. MDG’s SporActiv liquid and powder product line contains safe ingredients that enhance a variety of residential and commercial cleaning needs. Applications include odor control, floor and tile cleaners, carpets, drains, portable restroom cleaning and more. As
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