Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at MHG, is pleased to announce that the company has increased their research and development capabilities by opening their own specialty labs and gaining access to equipment at the University of Georgia. This agreement with the university has provided MHG with the ability to use many of the university’s unique resources to further advance formulas and meet customer needs.
The specialty labs at the university allow researchers to determine certain properties and characteristics of bioplastic formulas that have been created at the facility in Bainbridge. MHG can determine the proper formula for clients by making minor changes to optimize their biopolymer applications. Access to state-of-the-art equipment such as the 900Mhz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR), normally unavailable, has allowed MHG to create cutting-edge quality products more efficiently. The research findings from the labs at the university can easily and quickly be replicated at the headquarters.
In addition, MHG has been able to gain FDA Approval of different products at an accelerated rate due to the company's access of facilities at the University of Georgia.
On May 26, the Board of Directors and MHG’s Executive Team toured the facilities. The Board of Directors was tasked with determining MHG’s growth strategy and was interested in seeing the newest asset of the company, as well as learning about the benefits of this location. On the tour, the board and Executive team met leading scientists at the University, including Dr. Jason Locklin and Dr. Jenna Jambeck, who will be visiting MHG’s headquarters on June 4.
“The Board and our Executive Team were extremely pleased with what they saw at the University. There are many great resources, such as their 900 MHz NMR, but the truly great opportunity comes from being able to harness the brainpower of young and energetic scientists [and] increasing our bench strength by multiples, which has been unachievable in the past. This provides us [with] the unique opportunity to further advance our research and develop our bioplastics into a realm otherwise not possible. We look forward to our future with the University of Georgia,” Pereira said.
MHG has been very active in academia. Chief Science Officer and the Father of Nodax PHA, Dr. Isao Noda, has had many speaking engagements on Nodax and 2D spectroscopy. Most recently, he spoke at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in Seoul, Korea. He has given talks at UGA in the past and is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Delaware. Pereira has presented on MHG at UGA and is a Professor at the University of Paris. In addition, MHG serves as an industrial advisor for the University of Minnesota, which is part of the Center for Sustainable Polymers.
MHG has a diversified portfolio of renewable and sustainable products and technologies. To learn more about the company, please visit the company's website at http://www.mhgbio.com. Be sure to follow the company on Facebook (MHG), Linkedin (MHG (Meredian Holdings Group)), and Twitter (@MHGbio) to stay up to date regarding the latest news in the industry. The company also has a Youtube channel and Pinterest page, providing great visuals of the events and progress at the facility.
MHG is a specialist in the customization of biopolymer formulations that combine PHA, PLA and other biopolymers through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. Supported by a world-class group of dedicated, highly skilled team members, MHG offers a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that support the company’s core values of utilizing sustainable and renewable bioplastics to improve people’s lives at work and home. MHG and its subsidiaries currently own more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Ga.
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