EnCoate™ is the bacteria stabilization company.
EnCoate™ offers unique solutions for customers needing to stabilize bacteria at ambient or higher temperatures leading to an extended shelf life for food and agricultural applications.
Using a patented biopolymer system, EnCoate™ has technology that can stabilize and extend the shelf life of microbes in Probiotics, Bio-control agents and Seed Coatings.
EnCoate™ was formed in 2003 as a 50:50 joint venture between AgResearch and New Zealand's largest agricultural chemical company Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd. The initial focus of the company was stabilising existing and novel bacteria in the agricultural sector, especially in bio-control area. This led to the commericalisation of the Bioshield product.
Encoate™ is now also using its technology for probiotic stabilisation in the food industry.