The Midwest Bioprocessing Center

Formed in 2019, The Midwest Bioprocessing Center is dedicated to bringing important new bioprocess technologies and products 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 in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and nutritional industries.

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Products and Services


The proprietary zuCarb™ technology allows us to 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 research applications. Download our current catalog or inquire about your custom synthesis or glycodiversification application.




MBC can help develop, scale, optimize and produce your custom biochemicals from bench top to kilo lab on a contract basis. Equipment includes specialized systems for fermentation and enzyme catalysis (including continuous membrane reactor system). Contact us to see how we can help you with your custom synthesis projects!




iActive Feruloyl Glycerides are unique personal care ingredients that combine the UV-absorbing and antioxidant properties of Ferulic acid with the skin absorbency and water resistance of natural oils. They are easy to formulate and are ideally suited for use in sunscreens, lotions, and other products.




Recent Blog Posts

Blog post: Viral Glycobiology Research

January 25, 2023

Application Focus:  Viral Glycobiology Research Glycobiology is important in a number of ways for viral research.  Viral surface proteins are often heavily glycosylated to both avoid recognition by the host cell and, in some cases, interact with host receptors.  For example, the spike protein glycosylation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is usually the extension of an […]

Peoria, And the Birth of Industrial Fermentation and Bioprocessing – Part I: Whiskey Capital

November 18, 2022

By Elena Chaikin The Midwest Bioprocessing Center is proud to have gotten our start in Peoria, IL.  Located halfway between St. Louis and Chicago, Peoria and the surrounding area has a rich history as a fermentation and bioprocessing technology hub. In a series of posts, we will take a walk-through Peoria’s early days as the […]

The History of Sun Protection

July 28, 2022

By Elena Chaikin, Marketing Manager Sun protection has been important to people for centuries. Many cultures developed their own methods to keep their skin from burning, from pastes and lotions derived from ingredients found in nature, to special clothing that warded off the sun. It’s fascinating to know how far we’ve come with sun protection, […]

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