NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - SFA's biotech laboratory holds the prestige of discovering a natural and safe way to produce biotine, also known as vitamin H. SFA biotech professor Dr. Bea Clack explains, " It's used for nail growth, hair growth, ligaments, normal ligament function, neurological function." You find it in cereals to animal and poultry feeds.
There are no U.S. manufacturers of biotin. " There's only three known manufacturers in the world that actually produce it. And it's produced mainly through a chemical synthesis," explained Clack. Some foreign producers use hazardous chemicals. Here in Nacogdoches scientists discovered how to produce biotine using a 'go green' fermentation method. Graduate student and research Sasanka Pedapudi explained, " It is more eco-friendly. That is what we are mainly concerned about. All other matters which we have until now are not eco-friendly. "