Cell-based technology company TurtleTree Labs has announced the opening of its new R&D facility located in West Sacramento, California.
TurtleTree uses innovative cell-based technologies to create sustainable food and dairy. The company created a proprietary technology that uses mammalian cells to produce milk, with no animals needed.
The start-up company, founded in Singapore, plans to expand in the US and the new research facility will “spur the development of precision fermentation technology currently used to produce valuable milk ingredients like lactoferrin”.
The new 24,000 sqft research hub includes the companies state-of-the-art cell-based technologies and will create approximately 40 new tech-related jobs in the area.
Fengru Lin, TurtleTree’s CEO and co-founder, stated: “Establishing this R&D facility in Greater Sacramento marks the first step towards bringing our unique products from development to market—one that we’re very glad will help unlock new opportunities within the local community. We’re eagerly looking forward to working with the brilliant talent in the area and building a future generation of nutrition that we can all enjoy for decades to come.”
This announcement comes after TurtleTree raised $6.2 million in a Pre-A funding round to accelerate the development of its cell-based milk solutions last year.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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