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CP Kelco and Shiru Partner To Accelerate AI Clean Label Food Ingredients For The Alternative Protein Sector

3 Mins Read Atlanta’s CP Kelco has announced a strategic partnership with ingredient startup Shiru. The two will work together to leverage the latter’s ’Flourish’ platform with Kelco’s precision fermentation capabilities. The goal is to push clean label ingredients identified by Emeryville-based Shiru’s AI technology through faster screenings and trials, with market release following soon after.  Shiru’s Flourish […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

Magellan Life Sciences Bags Seed Funding From Roquette To Scale Fermentation Protein Sweeteners

3 Mins Read Magellan Life Sciences has completed its seed funding round led by Roquette Ventures, the investment arm of the French plant-based ingredient giant. The capital will be used to scale the British startup’s plant protein sweeteners produced using fermentation, and will accelerate its go-to-market plans.  British biotech Magellan has bagged seed investment led by the French […]

Girls Gone Veg: Soccer Stars Toni Pressley & Ali Riley To Launch Vegan Cooking Show To Promote Plant-Based Foods For Athletes

4 Mins Read U.S. soccer stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley announced their plans to launch a vegan cooking show titled ‘Girls Gone Veg’, with its first episode to release on May 7 on the ‘I Am Athlete’ platform founded by former National Football League (NFL) star Brandon Marshall. The new show by National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) […]

Jellatech Raises US$2M Pre-Seed To Bring Cell-Based Collagen & Gelatin To Market

4 Mins Read Jellatech, the North Carolina-based startup dedicated to developing animal-free collagen and gelatin ingredients, has announced the closing of a US$2 million pre-seed round. The new funds, which come ahead of the launch of its first cell-based ingredient samples, will fuel the company’s continued development of its animal-free products for the F&B, skincare and medical industries. […]

Plant-Based Boxer Claressa Shields Wins Big, Highlights The Benefits Of Animal-Free Diets

4 Mins Read Existing titleholder in the middleweight division of professional boxing, Claressa Shields, who recently won again at the junior middleweight division thus becoming the first woman fighter to win an undisputed championship in two weight classes, made use of the occasion to raise awareness about plant-based diets. On March 5 2021, American professional boxer Claressa Shields […]

Animal-Free Fats Startup Nourish Ingredients Bags US$11M In Li Ka-Shing Backed Round

4 Mins Read Canberra-based Nourish Ingredients has closed a US$11 million financing round co-led by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures and Main Sequence Ventures, the manager of the Australian government’s CSIRO Innovation Fund. Nourish says that the funding will go towards growing its team and range of sustainable animal-free fats and oils.  Nourish Ingredients has raised […]

Cultivated Protein Startup Avant Meats To Slash Costs By 90% In New Partnership With QuaCell

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered cell-based marine protein startup Avant Meats has announced a strategic partnership with Guangdong-based biotech firm QuaCell, which will enable a 90% production cost reduction. With more cost-efficient production, Avant says its scale-up plans will be pushed forward by “at least 12 months”, as the company continues to work towards commercialising its cell-based seafood […]

XCellR8: Vegan-Friendly Testing Lab Raises Over US$140,000 To Create Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

3 Mins Read XCellR8, a UK-based, vegan-friendly testing lab, was awarded £100K (over US$140,000) of funding to carry out a six-month proof-of-concept study to develop in vitro tests that are free from animal-derived ingredients, to create cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products. Situated in Sci-Tech Daresbury in Liverpool, XCellR8 received funding for its six-month study in the CRACK IT Challenges […]

Hong Kong Cell-Based Seafood Startup Avant Enters Skincare With Cultivated Marine Protein

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cultivated seafood startup Avant Meats has announced the launch of its cell-based functional protein for cosmeceutical products, marking its first foray into the skincare market. Produced in a traceable and controlled environment using the startup’s cell culture biotechnology, their new product, Zellulin, is described as the first of its kind and a sustainable […]

Animal-Free Collagen Maker Geltor Announces Senior Hires For Mid-2021 Launch In Food & Cosmetic Industries

4 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced three new senior executive hires to its leadership team, as the firm gears up to launch its animal-free collagen in mid-2021. The company says that its expanded team will help drive product innovation and commercial growth for its line of sustainable animal-free proteins and ingredients for the food, nutrition and […]