Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical, food and feed industries, announced today details regarding its new Bakenzyme project. In collaboration with several industry partners, the Bakenzyme project seeks to develop a novel, pure and widely applicable xylanase-oxidase enzyme product for the baking industry.
Dyadic's Chief Operating Officer, Danai Brooks, stated, "The aim of this project is to create an enzyme product that improves the structure of bread and increases the bioavailability of health components naturally present in flour. Baking enzymes are a large and growing market. We expect the global baking enzyme market to approach $700 million in five years and believe there is a distinct need for dedicated enzyme mixtures without the negative side activities of products currently available to bakeries."
Enzymes are widely used today by industrial bakeries to increase the stability and rising power of dough, improve crumb structure, increase volume and prevent staling. International bans on the widely popular and highly effective chemical oxidizing agent potassium bromate created the need for safe, yet effective, alternatives. However, most existing enzyme products, such as the currently used glucose oxidase (GOX), are less effective and contain side activities, which can negatively impact bread quality.
Dr. Sandra Hinz, Dyadic's Head of New Product Development, stated, "The novel enzyme mixtures we are developing within the Bakenzyme project will allow manufacturers to combine the benefits of multiple enzymes, improve overall performance and eliminate unwanted side effects without the need for additional additives. As a result consumers can expect consistently higher quality bread with improved texture and more sustainable ingredients. Dyadic's participation in this important program highlights the capabilities of our C1 Expression System to develop innovative products. Participation in the Bakenzyme project and other private-public programs helps us advance our technology platform and increase the breadth of our enzyme library, which may have applications in a wide variety of industries."
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