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Microbial strain-development contract research organizations for alternative protein applications

While emerging fermentation-derived ingredient companies often optimize their strain’s productivity in-house, it may be more efficacious for startups to engage contract research organizations with both deep microbial strain development expertise and also intimate familiarity with the unique considerations of the alternative protein sector.

Production platform
  • Fermentation icon Fermentation
Solution category
  • Research
  • Commercial
  • Ecosystem
Value chain segment
  • R&D
Technology sector
  • Host strain development
Relevant actor
  • Industry
  • Startups

Description

The success of precision fermentation ingredients within the alternative protein industry rests upon the ability to achieve high volumes and low costs. A key strategy is to engineer microbial hosts for maximum yield—or titer—of the desired target molecule. While emerging fermentation-derived ingredient companies often optimize their strain’s productivity in-house, it may be more efficacious for startups to engage contract research organizations with both deep microbial strain development expertise and also intimate familiarity with the unique considerations of the alternative protein sector.

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