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Animal Health - Companion

BioVeritas’ SCFAs are created by upcycling food-safe excess biomass into human-food-safe ingredients. SCFAs supplement those produced natively in the pet, which have been shown to have positive effects on gut health. These SCFAs are non-living and, therefore, have improved stability over time and at high processing temperatures over probiotics. 

Industry Problem

With the rise of “pet parents,” interest in the quality of life of their pets has risen as well. Biotics, namely probiotics, are a common solution to improve gut health and subsequently overall health, but these living organisms struggle to maintain stability during processing and over time, leading to reduced efficacy. In addition to health benefits, pet parents are seeking solutions that come from sources they can trust.  

Use Case

Short chain fatty acids are produced by the good bacteria of the gut microbiome and are the main source of energy for the colon. SCFAs have been linked to many health benefits from anti-inflammation to improved digestion. 

Market Insights


Over 52-week period ending August 13, 2022, sales for pet products with gut health claims were up 213% year-over-year.

source: NielsenIQ Retail Measurement Services, Aug 2022


Postbiotic metabolites [such as SCFAs] are the new frontier in microbiome science. Scientists are learning that postbiotic metabolites are the master health-regulating compounds in the body.

source: Petfood Industry, July 2020


In the US, 38% are specifically seeking all-natural pet food products.

source: Mintel and TreeTop, Trends in Pet Food, June 2023

Relevant Acids

We produce a range of bio-based organic acids and these benefit the animal health market.


Why BioVeritas


Better for consumers. Better for manufacturers. Better for the planet.


At BioVeritas, we strive to make more than just incremental improvements to what already exists. We seek not to improve the status quo, but to displace it with more sustainable solutions. Our BioVeritas Process™ represents a true functional drop-in replacement for existing technology. Our team puts people – from customers to investors to fellow employees – first, always. With this at our core, we are quickly moving forward to make clean ingredients and bio-based chemicals mainstream by eliminating the tradeoffs inherent in the clean products available today.


By turning feedstocks of little to no value into products of high value, we’re not just changing the game – we’re changing the world.


Mother Nature Inspired  

Our process is based on fermentation as originally designed by Mother Nature -- but at commercial scale. 


Truly Sustainable 

Our process uses low-value, excess biomass as a raw material to produce high-value outputs. 


No Trade-Offs

Our process creates products that help to sustain our planet, without compromising quality​ or efficacy. 


US Manufacturing Leader

Our novel manufacturing will launch in the US with plans to expand globally.


"We are creating clean ingredients and bio-based chemicals for a wide range of markets through our leading, proprietary upcycling process. The food industry is our starting point.  

Our ingredients offer the same efficacy and performance as the petrochemical-based ingredients. The same great taste that consumers already love. And we do it all focusing on the sustainability of our planet. 

We are excited to do our part in advancing humanity towards a new, more sustainable future."

                                                                                      - David Austgen, CEO

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