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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.

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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)

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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 have Lactiplantibacillus plantarum K014 and Lacticaseibacillus paracasei, which were isolated from fermented cabbage (or sauerkraut) and fermented durian respectively.

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 sp.E.coli, Candida sp., P.acnesSalmonella sp., 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 Solutions

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.

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BIO-ACTIVE
INGREDIENT R&D

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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.

Patented
POSTBIOTIC
TECHNOLOGY

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.

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MICROBIOLOGICAL
PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT

Postbiotics - Patented Microbial Ingredients

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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.

Postbiotic Lactoplant™ is also derived from L. plantarum K014. Lactoplant It is a animal-grade bioactive that can effectively inhibit the colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in the animals' gut and promote the growth of the beneficial microbes. Our field trial shows that the administration of Lactoplant can improve the feed conversion rate (FCR) in broilers. Besides, it is observed that the egg production and egg protein quality are also improved. 

Lactoplant is suitable to be mixed with pet foods to improve the animals' gut health and immune health. It can also be used in livestock. 

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