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What’s new in precision fermentation dairy?



Vivici, the start-up backed by Fonterra and dsm-firmenich, has launched a precision fermentation-derived beta-lactoglobulin isolate within the US. The ingredient, a whey protein, is now commercially accessible and has a self-affirmed GRAS (typically acknowledged as protected) standing. Vivici will compete with the likes of California-based Good Day and Israeli start-up Remilk, who additionally supply animal-free whey protein within the States.

Vivici’s beta-lactoglobulin is claimed to comprise ‘all important amino acids required by the human physique, is plentiful in leucine and branched chain amino acids, and is quickly absorbed within the blood plasma’.

“We’re producing beta-lactoglobulin which is similar protein the businesses you point out are making,” Vivici’s Madison Clarke advised us. “Nonetheless, throughout suppliers there may be at all times variation in protein purity, flavour and useful properties comparable to readability in drinks or warmth stability. We’ve got a excessive purity ingredient that’s competitively priced to be used in purposes within the lively vitamin market comparable to RTM protein powder, RTD protein drinks and protein bars.”

Vivici has additionally scaled-up its manufacturing actions from lab to commercial-scale manufacturing with a current tech switch to 120 cubic-meter fermenter and is open to working with each US and European companions on industrial manufacturing, DairyReporter understands. The agency may help with utility growth and advertising and marketing, accelerating velocity to market and de-risking product launches.

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