- End Products
- End product formulation & manufacturing
- Ingredient optimization
- 2 – Early adoption
As a young category, alternative protein companies often have to complete duplicative work to formulate new products. Many of the starting formulations that are not trade secrets come from ingredient suppliers who are incentivized to maximize use of their particular ingredient. Releasing open-access product formulation specification sheets would accelerate new product development while also helping ingredient suppliers understand downstream needs. These sheets should provide clear metrics and objectives for product developers on attributes like taste, price, nutrition, and ingredient ratios.
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The availability of more open-access formulations will provide a foundation to enable both academic researchers and startup companies to develop their own customized formulations with far less effort and cost.
Many alternative protein companies use similar inputs, but individually lack the purchasing power to negotiate favorable contract terms. A pooled procurement/group purchasing mechanism for ingredients, inputs (growth factors, media, etc.),…
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