The technology to produce biopolymer, beta-glucan, from fungi by submerged fermentation has been developed. Using a low-cost medium, the optimized condition for the biopolymer production was established and successfully transferred to larger-scale production of 200 L.The polymer displayed prebiotic property similar to other prebiotics available in the market. Supplementation of the biopolymer in chicken feed can promote the growth of prebiotic bacteria in chicken, as well as inhibit the pathogenic bacteria in chicken intestine.
This technology is available for licensing. For further information, please contact BIOTEC Business Development Division.