Enzyme Technologies: Superior Stem Bromelain
About us
Enzyme Technologies (PTY) Ltd (reg. no. 2006/027037/07) was established in 2006 for the purpose of researching and developing a commercially viable manufacturing method for producing high quality and stable bromelain from waste pineapple stems. 
 
Since the inception of the bromelain project, our research team has meticulously scrutinized all aspects of bromelain, focusing largely on improving the enzyme’s activity, stability and shelf-life. We have identified the critical steps in the manufacturing process and the sensitivity of bromelain to certain conditions. Our product has been scrupulously compared to well known commercial producers and our product has come out on top.
 
 
Members of Enzyme Technologies include :
  • Candice Eades (Project Manager), who has an MSc in Biochemistry, has been very involved in the biochemical engineering of the project since its inception.
  • Basil Goldswain (Director) is a chemical engineer who has actively been involved in the business, marketing and technical areas of the project.  
  • Clive Dennison (Director) is an Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and, with his extensive experience in working with enzymes, has made a valuable contribution towards our developed technology. 
  • Derek Holliday (Director), along with providing the initial funding for the business, has also contributed towards the business development.
  • Keith Rumble (Shareholder) provided additional funding for the pilot plant phase of the project and with his extensive business experience, has also provided invaluable business insight.  
  • Mike Teke (Shareholder), a highly successful businessman who has provided funding and business expertise to the project.

IN 2013, EMERITUS PROFESSOR CLIVE DENNISON MADE HISTORY BY BEING THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN TO BE AWARDED A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROTEOLYSIS SOCIETY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE STUDY OF PROTEIN DIGESTING ENZYMES.