MBI

MBI Mission

To provide de-risking and scale-up strategies for the development and commercialization of sustainable bio-based technologies.

 

About MBI

MBI has 25 years of experience in fermentation technologies and process scale-up. MBI combines a full spectrum of science, engineering, operational, and business expertise with an integrated and flexible infrastructure from laboratory bench to pilot plant. MBI partners with Michigan State University, other research institutions and end-user companies to bridge the gap between early innovations and commercial applications. MBI’s focus is in the area of Industrial or White Biotechnology, which refers to the production of fuels, chemicals, polymers, proteins and other materials from renewable resources.

 

MBI Provides:

  • A proprietary de-risking strategy which helps prepare bio-based technical innovations for commercialization.
  • A unique multi-disciplinary approach, bench scale laboratories and a three-story fermentation processing center.
  • Technical experts who combine theoretical and practical knowledge in the full range of relevant disciplines including molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and chemical engineering. MBI managers have proven experience in bio-based technology innovation, full-scale commercial operations, strategic alliances, business development, and in starting and building successful entrepreneurial ventures.

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MBI’s Value to the Bioeconomy

Technology development typically begins with a breakthrough research innovation. However, before the technology can enter the market, its commercial viability must be demonstrated. The gap between an early-stage innovation and its commercial viability is a critical one. MBI helps innovators and bio-based companies bridge that gap.

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MBI partners with Michigan State University, other research institutions and end-user companies to bridge the gap between early innovations and commercial applications.