Lesaffre set the global standard for yeast and other fermentation products. The company designs, manufactures and markets solutions that promote baking, nutrition and health

Lesaffre Yeast

Nutrition & Health

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Nutriments for biotechnology

Bio Springer, the leader in the manufacturing and marketing of yeast-derived products, offers a complete line of nutriments for biotechnologies.

These nutriments promote the growth of microorganisms and the production of metabolites. They are used in numerous industries and have multiple applications:

Pharmaceutical industry: antibiotics, vitamins, vaccines,

Culture media industry: diagnostics, microbial cultures, cell and tissue cultures…

Food industry: lactic starters, probiotics, organic acids, biopolymers, enzymes…

Nutriments pour les  biotechnologies

Bio Springer unique Biotech nutriment range includes yeast extracts, peptones and derivatives which are obtained by autolysis of primary grown Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts.

Their main characteristics are:

  • Excellent source of readily available amino acids, peptides, vitamins and essential elements,
  • High content of organic nitrogen (62-78% equivalent proteins),
  • Totally soluble in water,
  • High consistency,
  • Low salt (<0.5%),
  • Facilitate downstream processing,
  • Animal-free, GMO-free, Kosher and Halal certified.
  • Available in various physical forms: liquid, paste, powder (fine or microgranulated)

They provide high performance nutrients for fermentation and culture media:

  • Optimal growth for a broad range of bacteria, yeasts and moulds
  • Growth factors that can improve the viability of micro-organisms
  • High quality sources of nutrients which can boost metabolite production
  • Animal free and allergen free ingredients
  • One of the best sources of organic nitrogen


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Lesaffre is seen as a reference in the yeast and bread-making fields. Its knowledge of yeast and its expertise in the fermentation have encouraged the Lesaffre group to establish a presence in the emerging human and animal nutrition markets.