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Novolyze® raises €2.2 million to lower the risk of Foodborne Illnesses

Novolyze® raises €2.2 million to lower the risk of Foodborne Illnesses

Novolyze, is today announcing that it has raised €2.2 million. Of this total, €1.2 million came from private investors, family offices and business angels and the rest from public research programs and grants, including the French government’s Investissement d’Avenir fund.

Funds raised to further boost international expansion

Novolyze has offices in Europe and the United States and currently generates 97% of its revenue outside France. Since the Food Safety Modernization Act — possibly the biggest change to food safety regulations in 70 years — came into force in late 2016, the United States has contributed to 60% of company revenue.
 
The aim of Novolyze’s fundraising round is to speed up the pace of the commercial development of its Surronov® range of surrogate microorganisms in the United States, Europe and Asia. As they are non-pathogenic (similar to probiotics) and ready-to-use, these ranges of surrogate microorganisms can be manufactured in industrial quantities in dry form, providing a number of advantages over traditional methods such as:
  • The adaptability of the surrogate microorganism ranges to a wide variety of food products
  • A simplified preparation with dry-form surrogate microorganisms that can be used directly in factories from time to time to test or enhance manufacturing processes
  • Thermal resistances more closely matching those of the pathogens being mimicked
  • An optimum shelf life, with the product remaining stable for several months
Karim-Franck Khinouche, Novolyze’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, commented:
“We are delighted to announce today further investment from our historical shareholders and by new investors, who have seen our innovative approach and our growth potential in our target markets. Our ready-to-use products represent a major competitive advantage as we are able to offer effective control systems tailored to upstream risk processes in the agrifood industry and to enhance consumer protection even further, against the backdrop of the current focus on food safety.”
 

Food safety: a major global public health challenge
 

Against the backdrop of a steady increase in foodborne illnesses, with over 600 million cases reported worldwide that kill 420,000 people every year[1], and increasingly tight regulations, food safety is now a major public health challenge. To enable food companies, laboratories and equipment suppliers to keep the lid firmly on the risks of microbiological contamination of their products and to offer consumers greater protection against the risk of foodborne illnesses, Novolyze has developed innovative products and services for the evaluation and validation of food safety control processes.

Novolyze’s innovative approach to controlling the risk of foodborne illnesses

Traditional sampling-based control methods are not sufficient to guarantee the microbiological safety of a processed food product because pathogenic microorganisms are often present highly sporadically so the probability of detecting them is extremely low using this approach. Novolyze has developed ready-to- use ranges of surrogate microorganisms geared to a wide variety of food products (milk powder, flour, meat, fish, pastries, juice, etc.).
These surrogate ranges are non-pathogenic microorganisms mimicking the behavior of food pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and E. coli. They can test simply and effectively the safety of a food product after the decontamination processes used in the agrifood sector, such as cooking, roasting, sterilization, pasteurization and disinfection.
 

[1] Source: World Health Organization

Flour Safety / Novolyze in the News

Flour Safety / Novolyze in the News

In this article published in European Baker & Biscuit, discover how Limagrain used Novolyze's dried, ready-to-use surrogate preparations to confirme the efficacy of ...
Salmonella Prevention Techniques - Novolyze in the News

Salmonella Prevention Techniques - Novolyze in the News

Great Article published in Food Quality & Safety by Linda Leake. Learn more about how La Tortilla Factory used the Novolyze dried, ready-to-use surrogate innovation ...
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Novolyze® is recruiting a Junior Product Manager!
Novolyze® hires!

Novolyze® hires!

Novolyze® is recruiting a Sales Manager Europe!
Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) and Novolyze® partner to strengthen safety of flour products

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) and Novolyze® partner to strengthen safety of flour products

Limagrain Céréales Ingredients has recently partnered with Novolyze® to reinforce the microbiological control of its proprietary heat process for flours: ...
Novolyze® wins pitch contest of Intermarche (french retailer)

Novolyze® wins pitch contest of Intermarche (french retailer)

Novolyze® is proud to announce that we have won the Pitch Contest orgnized by French retailer/food manufacturer INTERMARCHE®. This is another strong recognition ...
Novolyze® joins the Terra Accelerator Program in San Francisco!

Novolyze® joins the Terra Accelerator Program in San Francisco!

Novolyze® has been selected to join the Terra Program in San Francisco. Terra, the Agtech Accelerator of Rocketspace and Rabobank, boosts cutting edge technology ...
Let’s meet at the FoodUseTech Congress !

Let’s meet at the FoodUseTech Congress !

Novolyze® will be attending the FoodUseTech Congress in Dijon, France on November 2-3, 2017. Come visit our booth to learn ...
Meet with Novolyze® at Food Ingredients Europe!

Meet with Novolyze® at Food Ingredients Europe!

Novolyze® will be participating at the Food Ingredients Europe event in Frankfurt on November. A good opportunity to discover our Award-Winning – Dried ...
Novolyze® awarded French Government Program to improve Food Safety in Fresh & Frozen produce

Novolyze® awarded French Government Program to improve Food Safety in Fresh & Frozen produce

After the most successful year in the company’s history, Novolyze® continues to build a bright future as a Global developer of innovations for Food Safety ...
They talk about us !

They talk about us !

Novolyze® is a member of the FoodTech network ! To consult our profile, click here .
Dr. David Acheson (M.D) joins Novolyze’s Strategic Board

Dr. David Acheson (M.D) joins Novolyze’s Strategic Board

Novolyze® is very happy to welcome Dr. David Acheson (M.D.) to its strategic board. David has over thirty five years of experience in food safety and infectious ...
Novolyze®’s project rated 5/5 stars by EarlyMetrics®

Novolyze®’s project rated 5/5 stars by EarlyMetrics®

Novolyze® is very proud and excited to announce we have been ranked in the top 9% start-up projects by EarlyMetrics. Created in 2014, EarlyMetrics is an independant ...
Let’s meet at Chicago IFT Suppliers’ Night (November 1, 2017) – Booth #1110

Let’s meet at Chicago IFT Suppliers’ Night (November 1, 2017) – Booth #1110

​Novolyze® will be exhibiting at Chicago IFT Suppliers’ Night in Rosemont (IL) on November 1, 2017. Let’s meet at Booth #1110
The Novolyze team is growing!

The Novolyze team is growing!

Our company is increasing its presence in the US with the hiring of Brian Umberson, who will take on the responsibility of Business Development Director in the ...
IAFP2017: Award Winning!

IAFP2017: Award Winning!

Novolyze will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award during IAFP 2017 (July 9-12, Tampa, FL). This award is "presented to an individual or organization for ...
Doctorant ? Rejoignez-nous ! Offre de Thèse de doctorat.

Doctorant ? Rejoignez-nous ! Offre de Thèse de doctorat.

Offre de Thèse de doctorat – Contrat CIFRE Janvier 2017- Décembre 2019 SECALIM, UMR1014, Nantes (44), & NOVOLYZE, Daix (21) Développement d’un outil ...
New opportunity to meet with Novolyze at IAFP’s European Symposium in Brussels next week!

New opportunity to meet with Novolyze at IAFP’s European Symposium in Brussels next week!

Novolyze will be participating at the Symposium on Food Safety at the IAFP event in Brussels next week. A good opportunity to meet our team and learn more ...
SurroNov<sup>TM</sup> 1834: New surrogate microorganism to validate the lethality of a thermal process for <i>Salmonella</i> in Cocoa preparations

SurroNovTM 1834: New surrogate microorganism to validate the lethality of a thermal process for Salmonella in Cocoa preparations

Novolyze is very happy to announce the availability of SurroNov™ 1834 (E. faecium), dry preparation for process validation. SurroNov™ 1834 is a non-pathogenic ...
New Position Open with Novolyze: Manager of Food Safety and Quality Unit

New Position Open with Novolyze: Manager of Food Safety and Quality Unit

Novolyze hires a Manager of Food Safety and Quality Unit! Fluency in French and English is required, see the full job description here.
NovoGate<sup>TM</sup>: New Technological Platform Available with Novolyze to Evaluate Foodborne Pathogen Inactivation

NovoGateTM: New Technological Platform Available with Novolyze to Evaluate Foodborne Pathogen Inactivation

Novolyze is a food biotechnology company focusing on evaluating food, beverage and animal food processing equipment for pathogen inactivation.  Novolyze is ...
SurroNov<sup>TM</sup> 1824: New Surrogate Microorganism to Validate the Lethality of a Thermal Process for Salmonella in Pet Food Products

SurroNovTM 1824: New Surrogate Microorganism to Validate the Lethality of a Thermal Process for Salmonella in Pet Food Products

Novolyze is very happy to announce the availability of SurroNov™ 1824, dry preparation for process validation. SurroNov™ 1824 is a non-pathogenic ...
THERMAL INACTIVATION OF FOODBORNE PATHOGENS & SURROGATE MICROORGANISMS IN BAKERY PRODUCTS: A COOKIE CASE STUDY

THERMAL INACTIVATION OF FOODBORNE PATHOGENS & SURROGATE MICROORGANISMS IN BAKERY PRODUCTS: A COOKIE CASE STUDY

Cookie dough is mainly composed of low water activity foods (LWAF) including flour, egg and milk powder, with the addition of liquid to form a dough. The low water ...
Worldwide Launch of SurroNov at IAFP North America Congress

Worldwide Launch of SurroNov at IAFP North America Congress

SurroNov™ is a range of innovative surrogate microorganisms that mimic the behavior of food pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria . . . ). As they are non-pathogenic, ...
Interested in the Microbial Safety of Spices? Learn more about thermal inactivation of Salmonella in black pepper!

Interested in the Microbial Safety of Spices? Learn more about thermal inactivation of Salmonella in black pepper!

According to the FDA, “Spice shipments offered for entry into the U.S. had an overall prevalence for Salmonella of approximately 6.6 percent during the 2007 to ...
Microbiological Safety of Spice Products and Surrogate Microorganisms: A Paprika Case Study

Microbiological Safety of Spice Products and Surrogate Microorganisms: A Paprika Case Study

From 2008 to 2016, in the U.S. and in the E.U., eight product recalls affecting Paprika powder have been reported (FDA 2016, RASFF 2016), all of them linked with the ...
New Thermal Death Time (TDT) report available: Kernel Pistachios

New Thermal Death Time (TDT) report available: Kernel Pistachios

We are very happy to announce the availability of our new report evaluating the the thermal death kinetics of three different surrogate microorganisms vs. Salmonella ...
Jena Roberts Vice President of Business Development

Jena Roberts Vice President of Business Development

Novolyze broadens its management team and hires Jena Roberts. Based in California, Jena has the mission to develop Novolyze’s market by commercializing all the ...
Meet us at IAFP Annual Meeting

Meet us at IAFP Annual Meeting

Novolyze is exhibiting (booth #726) at IAFP Annual Meeting in Saint-Louis (Missouri) from July 31st – August 3rd.
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