May 20, 2013


BASF, Direvo to jointly develop protease for pig and poultry



BASF has strengthened its technology footprint in enzymes, through the research and license agreement with Dyadic International and the R&D collaboration with Direvo Industrial Biotechnology to develop protease for pig and poultry.


BASF has signed a R&D collaboration agreement with Direvo Industrial Biotechnology, Cologne, Germany, to develop a highly efficient feed enzyme for animal nutrition. Direvo, an expert in enzyme development and optimisation, and BASF will jointly develop a highly efficient protease for pig and poultry. Proteases are increasingly used in animal nutrition to improve the digestibility of soy. This new product will help animals to make better use of the nutrients in their diet and support their well-being. The protease will complement BASF's feed enzyme portfolio and is a further step for BASF to extend its position as a leader in animal nutrition.

Additionally, BASF and Dyadic International have entered into a non-exclusive worldwide research and license agreement for Dyadic's C1 production host technology. Under the terms of the license agreement, BASF will be able to use Dyadic's patented and proprietary C1 technology for gene discovery, expression and the production of enzymes and other proteins. BASF will fund research and development at Dyadic's research labs.