What's Happening at Biova

Johnston, Iowa, USA (22 Sept. 15)BiovaFlex®, a water soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredient, was associated with improved joint function, increased comfort in daily activities, and elevated physical activity according to a just-published, peer-reviewed research study article. Specific results could be seen in as few as five days.

BiovaFlex is manufactured in the United States by Biova LLC.

The article, "Support of Joint Function, Range of Motion, and Physical Activity Levels by Consumption of a Water-Soluble Egg Membrane Hydrolyzate" in the September issue of Journal of Medicinal Food, is based on research conducted by NIS Labs, Klamath Falls, Ore., USA. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study showed consuming 450mg of BiovaFlex daily was associated with improved joint Range of Motion (ROM) in multiple  areas including the neck, back, hips, shoulders and knees. Increased physical energy and activity levels were observed.  Subgroup analysis showed reduction of back pain after just five days.

“Research demonstrating quantitative ROM and pain improvements is significant, but the real takeaway is that people feel better when taking BiovaFlex,” said Matt Stegenga, Biova president. “Exercise, every day life, can cause discomfort. The ability to do the daily activities one wants or needs to accomplish is what people value. Showing rapid improvement in back pain after just five days is exceptional in the current natural ingredients marketplace.”

The research also highlighted the importance of a study population with no diagnosis of joint diseases; meaning the improvements were broad, and independent of a person’s identified chronic joint and mobility problems. The article concluded that, with more research, WSEM may hold further promise as a natural support for maintaining quality of life in older populations, athletes and patients recovering from joint and muscle injuries. The complete article can be found at: http://biova.com/research

“Our R&D is always researching technology and partnering on trials,” said Stegenga. “While we don’t always choose to publish findings, we’ve long known from clinical trial data that BiovaFlex holds special benefits. We’re excited to share this study with the public—especially given the substantial marketing support it provides our customers.”

About Biova:
Privately held and globally distributed, Biova is the market leader for water soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredients offering proven health benefits: BiovaFlex® for joint health; BiovaDerm® for skin care; and BiovaPlex® for animal health. Biova's patented water soluble process creates expanded delivery options for consumer products, including functional foods, beverages, lotions and more. Years of dedicated investment, ongoing scientific research and leading-edge technology are at the core of these all-natural, ultra pure, nutrient-rich ingredients. A focus on sustainable production, anchored by vertical integration with some of the largest US-domestic egg producing and processing partners, assures Biova unmatched raw material supply—the right combination of access and capability to drive opportunity and growth worldwide.

 

Johnston, Iowa USA (December 16, 2014) — Biova LLC, the global leader in water soluble egg membrane (WSEM), announces new executive leadership:

Matt Stegenga, current director of marketing for Biova, has been named president. He succeeds Dennis Casey, PhD, who will continue as part of Biova’s board of directors. “With more than 10 years experience working with egg membrane, nobody knows this technology and the market better than Matt,” said Casey. Stegenga will continue Biova’s global market development, focusing on expanding applications for Biova’s patented technologies and branded ingredients.

Biova also introduces Craig Rowles, DVM, who joins Biova in January as chief operating officer overseeing multiple operations in Iowa and Kansas. With 30 years of experience, Rowles will also direct Biova’s special research and development initiatives, aimed at expanding market applications for Hydro5™, OvaPure™, Ovacore™ and other nascent technologies. 

“These are exciting times for Biova. We’ve experienced significant growth in recent years—we have global customers to serve, multiple research studies engaged, five facilities and offices to manage, and ever-expanding market opportunities,” said Stegenga. “People drive business, and having the right people in the right places is key to our success. Biova’s well positioned for the future.”

Johnston, Iowa, USA (September 16, 2014)—Biova LLC, the world leader for water soluble egg membrane ingredients, has expanded their cutting-edge technology into a new neighborhood. 

The new Biova office at 10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd. in Olathe, Kan., is nestled in the Venture Accelerator at the Kansas Bioscience Park, next to some of the leading—and fastest growing—science and technology businesses in the United States. 

“Our expansion is so much more than elbow room,” said Matt Stegenga, Biova’s director of marketing. “There are great things happening at Biova. We wanted a scientific, collaborative community that understands the needs of growing technology companies. Kansas Bioscience Park checked all our boxes.”

The Kansas Bioscience Park is a thriving development focused on bioscience organizations working to improve and change lives. Organizations in the park can access bioscience and research expertise at nearby universities and medical centers.

The new Biova Olathe office will focus on managing the burgeoning product development and marketing operations for Biova’s egg membrane technologies and branded ingredients. 

Kathy Hockla, project manager, has been hired, joining Stegenga in Biova's new Olathe offices.

Biova’s manufacturing facility in Ames, Iowa, located at the Iowa State University Research Park, is also experiencing growth.  Additional hirings for this facility include the following people:

• Jake Beck, process manager;

• John Beckwith, quality control;

• Tai Misra, quality and compliance.

 

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