Brightseed itself is launching a pipeline of chemicals focused on three areas: metabolic health, cognitive function and gut health. Next up is a compound found in a plant—the founders won’t say which plant—that could help the body manage blood glucose levels, which might be used in conjunction with diabetes medication.
In pioneering the use of this technology for lactoferrin and its inclusion in food, TurtleTree is uniquely poised to be a frontrunner in the highly sought-after functional protein market. Having assembled a world-class team of industry-leading talents to work on this project, the company will now accelerate its development efforts for LF+ in order to achieve a commercial launch in 2023.
Michroma – a startup building a production platform for natural food colors from fungi – has advanced to pilot-scale production of a heat-stable vibrant red colorant it claims can give synthetic dyes a serious run for their money when it comes to performance and sustainability.