While traditional meat is still considered the main source of protein across the world, more consumers are taking an interest in alternative proteins. The growing attention to the alternative meat industry is driven primarily by environmental and health concerns, the latter especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.
To further contribute to the advancements in the industry science-based ingredients company Moolec Science is collaborating with Grupo Insud. Insud is a manufacturing company known for its fermentation processes and research capabilities on biosimilars. They optimize cellular cultures on different platforms that result in recombinant proteins and metabolites.
Together, they will be exploring how microorganisms like yeast and fungi can be used to produce animal proteins. These are forecasted to yield higher organoleptic properties and nutritional value, while still be economical for widespread use.
“We are thrilled to co-work with Insud’s team. This partnership allows us to speed up our scientific developments by leveraging the experience, know-how and scaling-up production expertise from one of the top-class players in the landscape” says Henk Hoogenkamp, CPO and Co-Founder of Moolec. “We are convinced that the new generation of companies has a lot to learn from the scientific talent established in the traditional industry. We have the wonderful opportunity to team up, co-create, and disrupt together. Our partnership will also allow for very quick scaling due to the impressive infrastructure readily available to the group. The more we are, the faster we can achieve animal-based parity in terms of taste, nutrition, and cost.”
“We are excited to collaborate with Moolec using our scientific and industrial biotech experience to leverage their very innovative pipeline. We are proud Moolec has chosen us to accompany them in this venture,” says Manuel Sobrado, Executive Director of Insud Argentina.