Refining papain "in situ" with fresh same-day
collected papaya latex as raw material, required specific knowledge
and experience which has been built up through the years.
Pumping, cooling, filtration and drying devices had to be assembled
on well-determined sequences.
Continued control on material flow, pressure and temperature,
were determinant for meeting the preset requirements on enzymatic
activity and microbiology.
Production of ENZYMASE's refined papain is done at
a remote location right in the middle of the papaya plantations,
allowing for direct control and follow-up of the collecting
and the agricultural aspects.
As per today, ENZYMASE is the only company involved
in phytosanitary research in order to guarantee future yields
and revenues to the papaya planters.
Effective programs are being developed with local authorities
and agronomic institutions.
The constant scientific information exchange with the factory
site in Africa makes this project a quite unique development
Continuous research on raw material components and on the
finished product itself, is achieved on site in collaboration
with Belgian and foreign universities.
Fundamental research has brought more new and surprising
knowledge on the product. Fractionation at laboratory level,
based on liquid chromatography and ion exchange techniques,
allowed for deep knowledge on pure components but also on
their limitations once applied. Some of this information has
been shared with our customers sometimes based on joint research
As per today we can say that there is still much more to
be learned about the future possibilities of this miraculous