Rare Sugars, Biochemicals, Biocatalysts, and Custom Bioprocess Solutions

The Midwest Bioprocessing Center

Formed in 2019, The Midwest Bioprocessing Center is dedicated to bringing important new bioprocess technologies to market for human health and nutrition. The Company combines proprietary molecular biology, biocatalysis and fermentation technologies to produce important new industrial compounds. MBC offers a growing catalog of products for sale  and carries out custom synthesis for customers and clients in the pharmaceutical and nutritional research space.  In-house production capabilities range from gram to kilogram scale and larger quantities are produced through our manufacturing partners.  Several of our specialities are detailed below.

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The Home of zuCarb™ Research Carbohydrates & Intermediates

  • Monosaccharides and Oligosaccharides.  The proprietary zuCarb™ technology platform allows us to economically make rare sugars, sugar phosphates and activated sugars that have previously been too expensive or unavailable. These products are potential building blocks for new therapeutics and biochemicals for research applications.  Our growing catalog of products include:

    • Rare/L-sugars
    • Phosphorylated sugars
    • Nucleosides and Activated sugars (GDP, UDP, TDP-sugars/deoxysugars)
    • Oligosaccharides


  • MBC proudly offers ThermoCat™ biocatalysts for  a variety of synthetic reactions. ThermoCat™ enzymes are robust, stable, highly active, functional in a wide range of temperatures, and are generally more tolerant to organic solvents. These properties make them ideal in synthetic biocatalysis applications.

    We currently offer ThermoCat™ E009 and E020, two esterase biocatalysts for use in chiral resolution reactions. Since 1995, ThermoCat™ esterases have been known for their high performance and enantioselectivity.

    ThermoCat™ esterases are available in bulk or in convenient R&D sizes. Contact us for more information!

  • Custom Synthesis Specialties

    MBC specializes in making natural and modified glycochemicals. Our proprietary bioprocess solutions use biocatalysis, fermentation and traditional synthetic chemistry to produce glycochemicals that are otherwise difficult, complex, or expensive to make.   Contact us to see how we can help you with custom synthesis of L-sugars, sugar-phosphates, or larger oligosaccharides synthesis and glycodiversification projects!


    Interested in Glycans and Oligosaccharides for Antiviral Research?  Please contact us and let us know what you are looking for!

  • Custom Oligosaccharide Application Areas

    Oligosaccharides are key components involved in many cellular processes and also serve as attachment sites for bacteria and viruses for entry into the cell. The zuCarb™ technology platform  allows us to take on a wide variety of custom oligosaccharide synthesis projects. Applications include: 

    • Therapeutic and Research Oligosaccharides
    • Human Milk Oligosaccharides
    • Anti-infective and Anti-cancer applications
    • Many others

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