Owing to years of research and development, Bioproton has successfully developed a range of platform technologies.
Microbial Screening Selection and Strain Development
Addressing the complex challenges in strain development. By employing engineering strategies and creative screening procedures, improved strains have been achieved with enhanced productivity or other desired attributes, such as antimicrobial properties.
Supporting bacterial and yeast fermentation to produce enzymes, probiotics and antioxidants. This is essential for scale-up production of secreted and intracellular active compounds with high purity and specificity, better physicochemical properties and bioactivity.
Enabling controlled release of active ingredients at an appropriate time by using different release mechanisms, depending on the need for nutritional users.
Focusing on evaluating the safety and efficacy of Bioproton’s feed additives for all livestock species. Through collaboration with partners, Bioproton has access to (Physical Containment Level 2) PC2 certified facilities with capabilities in conducting feed analysis, performance assessment, digestibility study, bone mineralisation, gut morphology, microbial profiling, meat/egg quality analysis and others.
Bioproton continuously advances its knowledge of feed additives’ application and development through collaboration with the following word-class research institutes:
- 2020: Bioproton obtained funding from the Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) to strengthen the collaboration with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). QAAFI is a world-class research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ), supported by the Queensland Government. This project aims to identify feed additives for improving meat quality of broilers and swine.
- 2019-2020: Bioproton collaborated with researchers from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS) and carried out poultry studies at Queensland Animal Science Precinct (QASP), UQ Gatton. These collaborations in animal research have generated novel applications and published first-class journal papers.
- 2019: Bioproton received the Innovation Connections Grant from the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to enable the collaboration between Bioproton and the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) to find alternatives for antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) use in animal feed.
- 2018: Bioproton and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) collaboration in developing sustainable antioxidant in animal feed and aquaculture industries.
- 2016: Bioproton, QUT and other partners commenced the ‘Biomanufacturing Advanced Animal Feed Supplements’ project, which aims to establish a lab-to-market platform that will integrate critical capabilities and facilities from each partner.
- 2011: Bioproton and UQ have secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant to discover and develop enzymes for feedstock supplements.