Novasep and Mega Sign a Strategic Technology Partnership to Develop Whey Treatment Solutions for the Dairy Industry

By Novasep, PRNE
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Electrodialysis and Manufacturing Process Companies Come Together to Design the Most Cost-effective Whey Demineralization Solutions Offering Guaranteed Performance

POMPEY, France and STRAZ POD RASKEM, Czech Republic, November 10, 2010 - Novasep, a leading supplier of manufacturing solutions to the life
sciences industry, and Mega, a technology leader in electrodialysis, today
announce a strategic technology partnership in the field of whey treatment.
The companies will combine Mega's advanced electrodialysis technology with
the whey demineralization solutions from Novasep Process, the biomolecule
division of Novasep which provides purification process lines for the fields
of bio-industries, food ingredients, and biopharmaceuticals. This will enable
both partners to propose a range of cost-effective processes for all
qualities of demineralized whey, with guaranteed performance.

The alliance brings a significant addition to the technology portfolio of
Novasep Process being able to now offer an even wider range of manufacturing
process solutions to customers in the dairy industry. The cooperation will
also provide Novasep Process with a better access to Central and Eastern
European as well as Indian markets in which Mega has a strong commercial
presence. Conversely, it will also increase the visibility of Mega's
electrodialysis technology in the other geographic zones through the active
promotion by Novasep and through its integration within global processes
guaranteed by Novasep.

Today, alternate whey demineralization solutions using electrodialysis
are energy-consuming and require frequent replacement of membranes. On the
contrary, Mega's proprietary technology reduces electricity consumption and
provides a membrane lifetime guarantee for up to 4 years, strongly minimizing
maintenance costs. Mega and Novasep Process have designed a range of
processes optimized for any crude and demineralized whey qualities,
associating Mega's technology with Novasep Process technologies including ion
exchange and nanofiltration (NF). Through this alliance, Novasep Process'
offering includes process design and development, turn-key system
engineering, supply and commissioning, customer service and consumables.

"I am delighted with Novasep Process' cooperation with Mega, a company
that is a technology leader in electro-membrane processes," said Antoine
, president of Novasep Process. "This alliance further enriches Novasep
Process' portfolio of technologies and will enable us to better serve our
clients in the dairy industry for their whey processing requirements."

This alliance in the process field enhances the capabilities of both
partners to better serve their respective customers in the field. Lubos
, president and CEO of Mega, added, "Novasep is a global leader in
process solutions for food ingredient manufacturing. This partnership will
enable both companies to design strongly enhanced solutions, through
collaborative product and process development."

About MEGA

MEGA is a specialist in electrodialysis (ED), fully integrated in the
design and production of ED membranes as well as ED skids and systems. Its
unique technology currently has the highest performance of any on the market,
and is applied in a variety of processes, including water treatment,
purification of organic solutions and whey demineralization.

About Novasep

Novasep develops, markets and operates innovative technologies
providing life science industries with safe and cost-effective production of
active molecules. The global manufacturing solutions offered by Novasep
include process development services; purification equipment and systems;
contract manufacturing services; and complex active molecules. The
applications of Novasep's offering cover the pharmaceutical,
biopharmaceutical, food, functional ingredients and bio-industries markets.


Contact: Jean Bléhaut, at: +33-383-49-70-99, Jean.blehaut at ; Libor Nejedly, Division Manager, Mobile: +420-602-415-101, E-mail: Libor.Nejedly at .

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