BIO-CAT adopted a 2 mile stretch of highway that travels in front of their business. The Adopt a Highway program through the Virginia Department of Transportation allows individuals and businesses to volunteer for trash removal to keep Virginia’s highways beautiful.
It’s an exciting year at BIO-CAT as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary.
“I think people are recognizing that there are sub-diagnostic conditions, like bloating and gas development [or] digestive discomfort and age-related enzyme deficiencies, that can be benefited by additional enzyme supplementation,” says Marc Jensen, technical marketing manager for BIO-CAT, BIO-CAT was featured in New Hope media’s “Deep Dive on Digestive Health” in-depth article…
Did you see Erin Steva and Stephen Schuler engaging at the Vitafoods Europe conference where the probiotic buzz continues to be front and center? The conference fostered numerous discussions with global strategic partners looking at trends and ways to drive meaningful, claims-based innovation.
BIO-CAT was quoted in Nutrition Industry Executive’s article on “Enzyme Therapy” written by Shari Barbanel. … Jensen added that microbial-based enzymes, such as fungal protease, work best at low pH similar to the levels in the upper digestive tract. “Formulation testing in artificial stomach models shows efficient digestion of protein, starch and lipids by specific microbial-based enzyme blends,” he said. “This is solid evidence that taking enzymes with food can enhance digestion for consumers. The energy required for typical digestion…
Stop by and see us at booth #C119.
BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials exhibited at Engredea 2018 in Anaheim, CA March 9-11.
Come see us at booth #3595 in Anaheim, CA. March 9-11, 2018.
BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Elaine Cooling as regulatory affairs manager. Elaine comes to BIO-CAT with 20 years’ experience in quality, regulatory and manufacturing support roles in the pharmaceutical industry
See BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials at booth #C2826.
BIO-CAT will close on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will also close on Monday, December 25, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018 and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. All dietary supplement orders must be received by December 11 in order to be processed, released and shipped […]
For over 40 years, and now three generations, the Amano family and the Schuler family have cultivated a special relationship. Rallying around a purpose sets a high standard, and what nobler purpose exists than “giving and caring” for others as Amano and BIO-CAT have embraced in their company’s “spirit.”
BIO-CAT hosted Amano Enzyme this past week for ongoing strategic planning meetings. On this particular visit, Mr. Motoyuki Amano, the president of Amano Enzyme, Ltd. brought his son, Mr. Motonari Amano, who recently joined the company.
This year at SupplySide West 2017, BIO-CAT Microbials Chris Penet and Marc Jensen will present at the Probiotics Resource Center organized by the International Probiotics Association (IPA). We will discuss the following on Wednesday, September 27 at 4:20 pm: Naturally stable probiotic strains are the answer for companies hoping to capture a share of […]
BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Schuler as its newest member to the sales team. Stephen worked over a four-year period in various departments at BIO-CAT including Production, Quality Control, R&D, and Sales. He graduated from Towson University in 2014 with dual bachelors of health science degrees and a psychology minor. After […]
BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Debbie Jackson as Regulatory Affairs Associate. Debbie comes to BIO-CAT after working in the regulatory department for over six years at Perrigo and PBM, Inc. Debbie studied Business Management at the University of Maryland. Debbie’s role will support the ongoing and ever expanding regulatory needs for BIO-CAT’s […]
At the recent Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) annual meeting in Las Vegas, Christopher Penet, vice president of BIO-CAT, assumed the role of Committee Chair for the IFT Biotechnology Division. Chris spent the previous year as Chair-Elect. His new position as committee chair is to develop and implement activities in support of the IFT overall […]
BIO-CAT will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Come See Us at Booth #FF174 September 27-28, 2017 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV
BIO-CAT recently awarded the Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship to Olga Findley. In the Fall, Olga plans to attend Radford University and study Interior Design. She’s passionate about
Since the digestive systems of dogs and cats are not designed to digest those ingredients, it can put added strain on them. The high grain content of many pet foods can contribute to the growing obesity and allergy problems in pets. Those situations may be avoided with use of enzymes in pet foods or added as supplements.
The world of probiotics and available information is changing daily. How do manufacturers, formulators and consumers keep up with the volume of data and rapidly changing information? How do they know what is scientifically valid, appropriate to rely on and is safe?
Mr. Motoyuki Amano, the president of Amano Enzyme, Ltd. recently visited BIO-CAT
Visit us at booth #I36 at Ingredient Marketplace! April 18-20, 2017
by Melissa Kvidahl. Chris Penet, vice president of enzymes supplier BIO-CAT…
BIO-CAT- booth #C2822 JAN. 31 – FEB. 2, 2017 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia USA
Mark G. Walin, a former Abbott and Perrigo executive, has joined BIO-CAT, a premier biotech growth company corporately based out of central Virginia. Walin is joining BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials as the vice president of sales and marketing for both companies. Over his 30-year career, Mark has held a series of sales and marketing leadership roles across […]
See us at Supply Side West, booth #GG174. October 4-8, 2016 Las Vegas, NV
Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) shows that approximately four million U.S. adults had used probiotics in the past 30 days. “Among adults, probiotics or prebiotics were the third most commonly used dietary supplement other than vitamins and minerals, and the use of probiotics quadrupled between 2007 and 2012,” the National Institute […]
BIO-CAT is pleased to announce Daquan Hembry as this year’s winner of the Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship. BIO-CAT established the $5,000 scholarship to honor Brian, who was a co-founder of BIO-CAT, and also served as vice-chairman on the Louisa County School Board. Daquan graduated with a 3.64 GPA while holding down two part-time jobs […]
BIO-CAT Microbials (Shakopee, MN) has launched a new Bacillus subtilis probiotic ingredient that it claims is especially well-suited for the extreme pH and heat conditions involved with some food-manufacturing processes. Opti-Biome Bacillus subtilis MB40, the new spore-forming probiotic, is now available for dietary supplements as well as food products, with a self-affirmed determination as Generally […]
Ingredient Marketplace, April 27 through 29 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida, will feature the latest ingredient information and formulation strategies in the nutrition, health, food & beverage and beauty markets. The event’s theme, “Mind of the Consumer,” draws from innovative new research—prepared in conjunction with the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)—to uncover the […]
See us on April 27 at the Probiotics Marketplace seminar from 10am-4pm. Visit us at booth# G44 during the Expo April 28-29.
Chris Penet, BIO-CAT’s vice president, was recently elected to the VABIO Board of Directors. The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO), an affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), represents the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. Penet’s […]
Cellulase C500 is a complex enzyme mixture containing all three cellulolytic activities (endo- and exo-cellulases and β-glucosidase) and a variety of hemicellulases. Adding Cellulase C500 to animal feed potentially increases digestion by releasing more energy from grains and cellulosic fibers. Releasing greater amounts of energy from feed may result in improved feed conversion and faster […]
Dec 2015- BIO-CAT is pleased to introduce Erin Steva as the latest addition to the sales team. Before joining BIO-CAT, Erin worked in the wine industry. She is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech where she majored in Food Science and Technology with a business concentration. Erin spent several months training in the quality control lab […]
Georgia World Congress Center- Atlanta, GA Jan 26-28, 2016 See us at booth# A-756.
Equigest® is a proud sponsor of the University of South Carolina’s Equestrian team.
Looking for a DPP-IV peptidase that assists in the breakdown of high prolyl proteins? ProX Quattro has one of the highest DPP-IV activities available in the marketplace. ProX Quattro enables the addition of higher levels of enzyme activity giving dietary supplement formulators greater formulation flexibility. ProX Quattro is useful in the food industry for flavor, […]
Julia Parker, regulatory affairs associate at BIO-CAT, recently volunteered to co-chair the Dietary Supplement Committee for the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA). The ETA is an industry trade association comprised of enzyme companies from North America, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since 1970, the ETA has played a key role in assisting with the […]
BIO-CAT will exhibit at Supply Side West at booth #3370. Come see us! October 8-9, 2015
BIO-CAT established the Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship in 2014 to honor Brian as a co-founder of BIO-CAT and the vice-chairman of the Louisa County School Board. BIO-CAT is pleased to announce that this year’s $5,000 scholarship winner is Hunter Watkins. As a 5th generation farmer from Louisa, Virginia, Hunter’s passion for agriculture is shown […]
BIO-CAT, the enzyme industry service leader, will attend the 2015 BIO International Convention, in Philadelphia, PA, June 15-18. BIO-CAT is one of 4,000 companies participating in BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ program which netted over 29,000 meetings in just 3 days last year. This program helps companies identify potential business partners and schedules meetings in advance of […]
BIO-CAT, the enzyme industry service leader, announced today that the Company’s abstract “Determination of Serum Triacylglyceride (TAG) Reduction Using Patented Microbial Lipase” was accepted for a scientific poster presentation at the National Lipid Association Conference to be held on June 11-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The National Lipid Association Conference is designed to bring the […]
BIO-CAT participated in a local community event that involved several Title 1 elementary schools to raise interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Local businesses showed how STEM is used in their everyday businesses in hopes to “plant the seed” early and encourage students at a young age to pursue a STEM […]
Chris Penet, vice president of BIO-CAT, was recently invited by Virginia Bio organization to participate in the initial Virginia Ag Bio Strategy meeting sponsored by the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Secretary of Agriculture. The group of public and private representatives discussed the strategy and planning of how to capitalize on Virginia’s Ag bio opportunities. […]
Brian Huffman’s legacy lives on through a scholarship established in his memory. BIO-CAT’s second annual “Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship” will be presented to a Louisa County High School senior this May. Brian had served as vice-chairman of the Louisa County School Board and had been re-elected to a fourth term as the Green Springs […]
BIO-CAT, the enzyme industry service leader, announced today that Daniel Little has joined the company. Little will help BIO-CAT evaluate business opportunities and conduct feasibility analysis for new projects. In his role as business analyst, he will collaborate with sales and technology to identify new marketing strategies for emerging markets. Little is a recent graduate […]
We were featured in Nutritional Outlook’s September issue on Future Applications for Enzymes, click on link to read the article: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/1409/Enzymes
“With digestive health top-of-mind for consumers, enzyme supplements should continue to experience steady growth.” Click on the link to read the article: Expectations for the Enzymes Market.
(Sept 2012)- A microbial enzyme blend from BIO-CAT to aid digestion in patients suffering from pancreatic insufficiency has been granted a U.S. patent (#8,071,089). The enzyme blend, which includes a lipase enzyme, can help improve digestion for pancreatic insufficiency sufferers, including cystic fibrosis patients. According to company CEO Ed Schuler, “Digestion of foods in normal diets […]
Sept 2012- BIO-CAT announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted BIO-CAT a patent for the use of a lipase enzyme to digest dietary fats, resulting in the reduction in levels of triglycerides in the blood stream. BIO-CAT, a Virginia-based biotech company specializing in enzyme applications, received U.S. patent number US 8,268,305 entitled […]
BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials, recently unveiled their new responsive designed websites, www.bio-cat.com and www.bcmicrobials.com. The new innovative sites enhance the user’s experience with improved visual aesthetics, usability and functionality across all devices. “We created the sites with the user’s experience in mind,” said Chris Schuler, president and co-founder of BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials. He goes […]
BIO-CAT, the enzyme industry service leader, specializing in custom blending and formulations is pleased to announce that Tessa Robinette is the winner of the 2014 Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship. BIO-CAT established the $5,000 scholarship to honor Brian, who was a co-founder of BIO-CAT, and also served as vice-chairman on the Louisa County School Board. […]
Brian Huffman’s legacy will live on through a scholarship established in his memory. BIO-CAT set up the “Brian M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship” at Louisa County High School to honor Brian. He had served as vice-chairman of the Louisa County School Board and was reelected to a fourth term as the Green Springs district representative last […]
“Ed is a person that has made a significant contribution to the community and to the country in general,” Jack Manzari, chairman of the Louisa chamber, said before presenting the award to Schuler, who turned the praise back toward his employees. “Over the years, BIO-CAT has had the good fortune to hire excellent people to […]
BIO-CAT mourns the loss of Brian Huffman, co-founder and vice-president of operations of the company. Brian passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He had worked at BIO-CAT since its inception in 1988. Brian also served as vice chairman of the Louisa County School Board and was reelected to a fourth term as the […]
Nobody would claim that enzyme supplementation is as mainstream as the daily multivitamin just yet, but it’s come a long way. “What’s interesting is that when you look back at how many enzymes were in use in supplements in, say, 1980, it was about five or six,” recalls Chris Penet, vice president of BIO-CAT. “Today, […]
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BIO-CAT was featured in the “Dispelling Enzyme Myths” article, page 61, of the Natural Products Insider magazine.