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State of the Art Manufacturing of Protein Hydrolysates

  • Vijai K. PasupuletiEmail author
  • Steven Braun
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Abstract

The use of protein hydrolysates in microbiological media has been in existence for several decades and the basic manufacturing process of protein hydrolysates has remained the same. However, with increasing use of protein hydrolysates in specialized applications such as animal cell culture processes, the manufacturing of protein hydrolysates has dramatically improved and is still in its infancy to uncover the specific peptide, peptides and combination of individual amino acids that produce intended effects for that application. This will change as the protein hydrolysate manufacturers and end-users exchange information and work towards the common goal of developing the best protein hydrolysates for specific applications. This chapter will review the generic manufacturing of protein hydrolysates describing individual unit operations, problems faced by manufacturers and suggestions for obtaining consistent product and guidelines for the end-users in getting regulatory support and setting up reliable specifications. Finally the chapter concludes with future trends of protein hydrolysates.

Keywords

Manufacturing Protein hydrolysates Downstream processing Inconsistencies Hydrolysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SAI InternationalGenevaUSA
  2. 2.Mead Johnson NutritionEvansvilleUSA

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