Singapore firm taps goodness of human milk with cell-based tech

TurtleTree's co-founder and chief strategist Max Rye examining cell culture from mammary cells. PHOTO: TURTLETREE
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SINGAPORE - A biotech start-up based here and in the United States is on a mission to unlock the key ingredients from human milk to enhance infant and elderly nutrition, and nourish athletes.

Nutrients in human milk are especially beneficial for strengthening immunity, improving gut health and boosting brain development, said Ms Lin Fengru, co-founder of the start-up, TurtleTree.

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