- Host strain development
Strain development efforts across plants, animal cells, and microbes often rely on selectable markers. Historically, many of these markers confer traits like antibiotic or herbicide resistance, which is not ideal. While some auxotrophic selection markers exist, these are often not orthogonal and thus not amenable to stacking for multi-trait selection. The alternative protein field would benefit from an analysis of which food-safe selection markers exist and can be used orthogonally, as well as efforts to develop new selection markers.
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Species-specific genomic studies enabling assay development for regulatory standards and cell line optimization
A suite of assays and genomic knowledge exists for humans and commonly used laboratory species such as mice or fruit flies. However, the same species-specific infrastructure does not exist equally…
Microbial biosynthetic pathways can be mined computationally to identify candidate pathways for manufacturing high-value ingredients via fermentation.
Directory of contract manufacturers for plant-based production, fermentation, and animal cell culture
The alt protein industry would benefit from an open-access directory of co-manufacturers interested in producing alternative proteins, their equipment and capabilities.
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