The company relocated its multi-million dollar lab from Miami to its Cleveland headquarters so that partners and customers could take best advantage of resources in a single facility.
The company’s state-of-the-art research and development facility is one of the most advanced probiotic technological research laboratories in the world. Guided by lead scientist, Dr. Howard Cash, the R&D organization has capabilities ranging from strain selection and genetic identification to product development support and stability testing. By working in partnership with licensees, Ganeden’s research team works to ensure the most stable, efficacious probiotic products available.
“Ganeden's lab facility enables us to serve as an R&D resource for our partners and clients. Through the use of our lab, our clients are able to bring top quality, well-researched products to market in a very short period of time,” said Mike Bush, vice president, Business Development. “We are able to provide services ranging from formulation assistance, enumeration, stress testing, genetic sequencing and process refinement - all at no cost to our partners and clients.”
Ganeden’s 4,000 square-foot facility features an array of state of the art equipment including the 3130 Genetic Analyzer from Applied Biosystems and the 2100 Bioanalyzer from Agilent Technologies, which allow for verification of each lot of GanedenBC30 by PCR and genetic sequencing.
“In addition to the standard freezers, refrigerators, sterilizers, freeze dryers, incubators and bio-safety hoods typically found in a modern microbiology lab, we also have a full kitchen area used for preparing our customer’s products as a final consumer would do, before we test for viability of GanedenBC30,” Cash said.
GanedenBC30 can currently be found in more than 60 foods and beverage products including: baked goods, refrigerated beverages, drink mixes, prepared foods, milk and yogurt, confectionary products, nutrition bars and meal replacement powders.
“When we decided to invest in a lab expansion seven years ago, we decided to invest in only the very best technologies so that our partners and clients would have access to state of the art resources. We are happy that they can now access this, along with all of Ganeden’s other resources, in a single location,” Bush said.