Functional bioactive proteins for food.
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"Animal free proteins will never be 'identical' until the glycosylations are solved."
Plant cell culture can grow at ambient temperature and the culture media only costs one-fifth of microbial precision fermentation
Industry leading companies like Impossible, Perfect Day (RebelBio), and EVERY (IndieBio) have shown the powerful commercial appeal of animal-free proteins. Behind this first wave comes a second wave: glycoproteins.
Glycoproteins require precise glycosylations to accurately fold, recognize, and bind – driving functional performance needed in the food industry. To unlock this second wave of animal-free proteins, Asterix Foods is using plant cell culture, because plant cells can easily achieve glycosylations that microbial fermentation is challenged by.