A U.S. Patent for a “Method of Removing DNA from Biotechnological Products” was awarded to BASF on May 28th, 2019. The present invention relates to a method for degrading DNA in a sample obtained by microbial fermentation or biotransformation, comprising treating the sample with a combination of increased temperature and low pH. It also relates to a method for releasing DNA from a microbial cell, comprising incubating the microbial cell at a temperature of 45.degree. C. to 55.degree. C. for two to ten hours. Finally, the present invention provides a method for producing a product, comprising a step of releasing DNA from a microbial cell and degrading said DNA. Learn More