BIO-CAT Broadcasts Partnership with Kerry for World Distribution of OPTI-BIOME MB40® Probiotic

OPTI-BIOME MB40® (Bacillus subtilis ATCC122264) is a GMO-free, highly stable probiotic strain that the company claims is an ideal ingredient for a variety of dietary supplements and other related uses. A 2019 peer-reviewed study showed promising results for the probiotic strain to support gastrointestinal health.

Kerry has extensive success in marketing probiotics – the Ireland-based company has placed its probiotic GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) in well over 1,000 food and beverage products around the world. BIO-CAT managing director Chris Schuler said he envisions similar success with MB40® in nutritional supplements.

“Given the impressive performance of the MB40® strain and its potential to have a significant impact on the nutritional supplement, functional food and beverage, and pet industries, we have chosen to partner with a partner who will help scale MB40 worldwide ® will help. ” said Schuler. “Kerry’s expertise, commitment to developing a leading probiotic platform, access to global resources and plans to further support MB40® make them an ideal partner.”

Under the agreement, Kerry will use his branding skills to refresh the MB40® brand in the coming months. When fully developed, the new brand name will be supported by Kerry’s global marketing and trading infrastructure. The company currently has a network of almost 150 locations in 31 countries. According to John Quilter, VP & General Manager of Kerry’s ProActive Health business: “We are excited to partner with Bio-Cat to further develop and commercialize this unique and highly stable strain of Bacillus, which complements our growing portfolio of scientifically based branded ingredients in our ProActive product becomes health portfolio. “

About BIO-CAT Microbials LLC

BIO-CAT Microbials LLC was founded in 2004 by BIO-CAT Inc., a leading enzyme manufacturer based in Troy, Virginia. BIO-CAT Microbials LLC has focused on three core areas of life sciences for 17 years: human nutrition, animal nutrition and plant nutrition. BIO-CAT Microbials LLC continues to be an innovative global biotech leader supporting customers with advanced microbial solutions. As industry experts, her scientifically led team specializes in strain development, fermentation and product development. Further information can be found at

About Kerry

Kerry, the world’s leading flavor and nutrition company, provides sustainable nutritional solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day, over a billion people around the world enjoy foods and drinks that contain Kerry’s Solutions. The company has offices in 31 countries, 149 production sites and employs 26,000 people worldwide, including over 1,000 food scientists. Kerry wants to be its customers ‘most valuable partner by delivering food and beverage products that meet their customers’ individual taste, nutritional and wellness preferences, improving their lives and contributing to a more sustainable world. Please visit for more information.


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