Novolyze introduces its Scientific Advisory Board
Novolyze, the biotech startup located in Cambridge (MA) is specialized in food process validation. The team has developed ready to use dry bacterial surrogates (which is unique in the world) to validate any type of industrial kill-step for the low moisture food products (extruders, roasters, pasteurizers, ovens.).
Novolyze reinforces its team and has announced the names of its Scientific Advisory Board. It includes international experts and microbiologists who will accompany the company in its strategy.
By bringing together experts recognized for their expertise, Novolyze differs in its market and demonstrates its ability to innovate.
This point allows the company to accelerate its development plan and to benefit from strategic support to initiate the marketing cycle of its innovations internationally. This is a real differentiator for the company and will allow it to take the lead in growing food safety market.
Food microbiology Expert
Doctor-Engineer in Biotechnologies, Patrice managed Diffchamb SA (R&D and Production Center of Diffchamb group), then Eurochem SpA (Ardea, Italy) as Managing Director. He is currently an independent consultant in food safety and analysis methods' validation (AFNOR/AOAC). Patrice is also Professor Assistant in Microbiology at Texas Tech University, and President of Nexidia.
Professor and Director of Center for Food Safety, Texas A&M University
Internationally renowned, Gary is Professor and Director of the Food Safety Center at Texas University A&M. He is a complete expert in fields like food safety, food microbiology or quality systems.
He is a member of the Editorial Committee for the 5th Edition of the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods and was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food from 1992 to 1997. He currently serves as a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Food Advisory Committee. Acuff has published more than 80 articles in technical journals and has authored several chapters on food microbiology in various references and textbook. He also is the past president of IAFP.
Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, Texas Tech University
After a PhD in Epidemiology achieved in 2001 within Colorado State University, Guy joined the food safety team at Texas Tech University, as a Professor.
He is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, International Association of Food Protection, Academy of Veterinary Consultants (for which he serves on the Board of Directors), the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Food safety Expert
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kent has worked for more than 20 years at Kellog's. He is currently holding a position of VP Quality at ConAgra Foods. He is a fierce partisan of the prevention approach regarding food safety, in opposition to the analysis approach.
The committee will meet several times a year to adjust the development of Novolyze's product range.
Karim Franck Khinouche and Nicolas Braun, co-founder of Novolyze: "Our Advisory Board is a central leverage which will enable us to make pragmatic choices in our development strategy. We can rely on the strong skills of its members, playing a key role in the sector of Food Safety and particularly the one of pathogenic microbiology.