Founded in 2020 by a fermentation scientist and a research pharmacist, Biotenova is a young and dynamic biologic raw ingredient innovator and manufacturer for human wellness. The roots of our company trace back to 2018 when our team recognised the immense public health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. We sought to harness the power of nature as a solution, igniting our journey to screen hundreds of natural sources to look for novel probiotic strains that have highly effective antimicrobial properties against multidrug resistant pathogens. It was during this exploration that we discovered our proprietary lactobacillus strain and extracted our first postbiotic - Lassica K014. At Biotenova, we understand the evolving needs of brand owners and manufacturers in the food, supplements, and cosmetics industries. Our team brings together a wealth of expertise, with a combined experience of over 10 years in fermentation technology, pharmaceuticals, and biologic research. This allows us to offer unparalleled insights and solutions tailored to your specific requirements. We are excited to bring our fresh perspective and cutting-edge approach to help you stay ahead of the curve by providing novel raw ingredients that align with the growing demand for natural, sustainable, and wellness-focused products. We believe our unique postbiotic ingredients that can set your products apart and captivate consumers in an ever-growing market. Partner with Biotenova to access a world of scientific advancements and unparalleled research. We are thrilled to be your partner on this transformative journey.
What is Postbiotic?
In 2019, the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) defines postbiotic as “a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host”. The concept of postbiotic is getting more popular among scientific communities and on commercial products (Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2021).
Beyond living probiotic
We take inspiration from our Mother Nature.
Discovery of novel probiotic strains
Our scientist team spent hundreds of hours to screen through 100+ fermented foods and run series of experiments to isolate, culture and identify unique probiotic strains that exhibits promising properties. Among many, we isolated Lactiplantibacillus plantarum K014™ (formerly known as Lactobacillus plantarum) isolated from fermented cabbage (or sauerkraut).
Next generation of probiotics - Postbiotics
Maintaining the stability and cell viability of probiotics in a product has always been a great technological challenge because living cells are sensitive to heat, which in turn affects the efficacy. To overcome this problem, we innovate the fermentation process to stimulate the probiotics to produce the desired metabolites outside human guts and harvest these metabolites and inanimate probiotic cells, which are collectively known as postbiotics.
Potential solution to antimicrobial resistance
Our studies have found that the postbiotics from our proprietary probiotic strains showed remarkable antimicrobial properties against multiple pathogens, for example Staphylococcus spp., E.coli, Candida sp., P.acnes, Salmonella spp., klebsiella sp. etc. Our L. paracasei postbiotic is found to be able to "re-activate" the ability of the previously ineffective antibiotics to kill the multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as ESBL-producing E.coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Founded in 2020 by a fermentation scientist and a research pharmacist, Biotenova is a young and dynamic biologic raw ingredient innovator and manufacturer for human wellness. The roots of our company trace back to 2018 when our team recognised the immense public health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. We sought to harness the power of nature as a solution, igniting our journey to screen hundreds of natural sources to look for novel probiotic strains that have highly effective antimicrobial properties against multidrug resistant pathogens. It was during this exploration that we discovered our proprietary lactobacillus strain and extracted our first postbiotic - Lassica K014™.
We Uplift People's Lives
Through Biologic Technologies
Biotenova is an award winning company, aspiring to be at the forefront of scientific discoveries and bringing forth biologic solutions that have positive health impacts on all beings.
As a technology-driven company, Biotenova's IP portfolio comprises two patents, trademarks and proprietary probiotic strain deposits. To date, we have more than 50 unique probiotic isolates in our collection and we are committed to constantly explore their potentials, aiming to address microbiome related health issues and fulfil the needs for microbial solutions.
At Biotenova, we aspire to be at the forefront of scientific discoveries and bring forth microbiological solutions that have positive health impacts on all beings.
Postbiotics - Patented Microbial Ingredients
Postbiotic Lassica K014™ is extraced from our proprietary probiotic strain called Lactiplantibacillus plantarum K014™ (L. plantarum K014™) isolated from sauerkraut. It is a versatile functional ingredient for foods, health supplement and cosmetic products. It can effectively kill opportunistic microorganisms in our guts and skins, including
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), that causes food poisoning or skin disorders such as eczema flare-up, cellulitis, abscesses;
Escherichia coli, that causes diarrhoea due to contaminated food and water;
Salmonella typhimurium, that causes gastroenteritis;
Candida albicans, that causes oral thrush, vaginal yeast infection, diaper rash; and
Propionibacterium acnes, that causes acne vulgaris.
Plantact™ is an animal-grade bioactive postbiotic ingredient. Our animal study shows that Plantact™ can effectively inhibit the colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in the animals' gut and promote the growth of the beneficial microbes. Besides, our field trial shows that the administration of Plantact™ can improve the weight performance of broilers. It is observed that the egg production and egg protein quality are also improved in layers.
The unique advantage of postbiotic Plantact™ makes it an ideal ingredient to complement pet foods or animal feed or be formulated into pet supplements and animal additives to improve the animals' gut health and immune health.