ENZYMES for Today’s Global Market
Since 1994, Dyadic has manufactured and sold enzymes for the animal health and nutirition, pulp and paper, food, and textiles industries. Dyadic’s global market reach and manufacturing capabilities, paired with our large-scale 150,000-liter fermenters in the U.S. and Europe, enable us to market and sell over 55 liquid and dry enzyme products to more than 200 customers in approximately 50 countries.
Dyadic’s integrated C1 technology platform enables the discovery and development of innovative enzyme products, thereby providing customers with value-added solutions for their pressing business needs. Furthermore, because Dyadic has developed an integrated system for use in a high-throughput robotic gene discovery system, expression and large-scale manufacturing, researchers have a greater chance of commercializing what they discover, bringing cost-effective products to market in a shorter time period.
Dyadic’s global presence
By continuing to leverage our evolving biotechnology infrastructure, Dyadic is expanding its product offerings within the $1.8 billion enzyme market. Having dedicated and knowledgeable sales personnel located in North and South America, Europe and Asia, Dyadic is able to provide customers with excellent service and support. Through the placement of inventory in strategically located high volume ports, Dyadic delivers superior customer service in key markets throughout the world.
Enzymes: Catalysts in nature, in our bodies, in industries
Enzymes are very large, complex protein molecules consisting of intertwined chains of amino acids. They are formed within the cells of all living creatures, including humans, animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and microscopic single cell organisms. Although enzymes are found in all living cells, they are inanimate chemical compounds that are highly biodegradable, posing no threat to the environment. They are catalysts for chemical reactions, at work in nature, in our bodies, and in industry.
Enzymes control many vital functions — such as the metabolic processes that convert nutrients into energy — and they are highly efficient at increasing the reaction rate of biochemical processes. Each enzyme has a highly specific target, breaking down or synthesizing certain compounds, and operating under specific temperature, pH and pressure.
Because there are so many different enzymes, they are categorized according to the compounds they interact with to produce a reaction. Commonly used enzymes include lipases, which split fats into glycerol and fatty acids; amylases, which break starch down to produce simple sugars; proteases, which break down proteins; and cellulases, which break down cellulose.
Enzymes can be manufactured for commercial purposes by superheating a fermentation broth under aseptic conditions to form a completely sterile nutrient medium. The nutrient is then converted into a desired enzyme by using a carefully selected microorganism — such as Dyadic’s C1 — in the presence of oxygen. The use of the broth, microorganism, nutrients and operating conditions determine the type and yield of each enzyme. Once fermentation is completed, various centrifugal, filtration, and precipitation processes separate the enzyme from the fermentation broth.