BBI Solutions Launches A New Enzyme For Urinalysis

BBI Solutions (BBI) today announced the launch of Porcine Liver Esterase (PLE), a new enzyme for Urinalysis, which is available to sample now.

BBI have been developing and manufacturing enzymes for over 60 years. PLE joins a comprehensive range of high quality enzymes developed in house by an experienced team of scientists.

PLE is used in Urinalysis controls as a partial substitute for Human Leukocyte Esterase and can provide a cost-effective alternative. It acts on water-soluble carboxyl esters containing short chain fatty acids.

Assay control manufacturers can use PLE to detect the presence of white blood cells and other abnormalities associated with an infection of the urinary tract.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are responsible for nearly 10 million doctor visits each year.¹ Therefore BBI’s PLE will be used in products that can help to correctly diagnose these patients, improving the ease of diagnosis for the physician as well as the patient.

“As an organisation it’s great to be able to bring another high quality product to the market,” explained Janeske Oosthuizen, BBI’s Enzymes Product Manager. “We always ensure our raw materials come from a secure source and through our validated manufacturing process we can guarantee a high quality product through batch-to-batch consistency, even in bulk quantities.”

This is BBI’s first Urinalysis enzyme and extends their product portfolio to cover an even wider range of controls. If you would like to order a sample of PLE, or find out more information on their range of enzymes visit

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BBI Solutions is a leading manufacturer of raw materials and finished test platforms for the in-vitro diagnostics market. BBI is a global business with manufacturing sites spanning three countries.

Our range of raw materials includes human antigens, antibodies, serum and plasma products and clinical chemistry enzymes. We manufacture world renowned labels for lateral flow, ELISA assay and biosensors, including our gold nanoparticles and glucose oxidase.

BBI Solutions offer contract development and manufacturing services with a core focus on gold conjugation and lateral flow test manufacture.

BBI Solutions is part of the BBI Group.