Biotech start-up TurtleTree inks deal to scale up production of its milk ingredients

To create cell-based milk, mammary cells taken from animals or humans are immersed in a lactation solution. PHOTO: TURTLETREE
The company is first focusing on unlocking access to the key nutrients found in human milk. PHOTO: TURTLETREE
Precision fermentation can allow production to be carried out at a commercially-viable scale to quickly reduce the cost of novel food production. PHOTO: TURTLETREE
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SINGAPORE - A local firm's quest to bring cell-based milk to consumers is now a step closer, with a new partnership inked to scale up the manufacturing of its milk ingredients.

To create cell-based milk, mammary cells taken from animals or humans are immersed in a lactation solution. In such an environment that mimics the body of mammals, the cells convert the lactation solution into milk.

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