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Meet TurtleTree – A Biotech Company Using Cell-Based Technology To Create A New Generation Of Sustainable Nutrition

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Below is our recent interview with Rita Huang, Communications Lead at TurtleTree:

Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?

A: TurtleTree is a biotech company using cell-based technology to create a new generation of sustainable nutrition— one that’s better for the planet, animals, and people alike.

Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?

A: TurtleTree has successfully raised US$30 million in the first tranche of their Series A funding, one of the largest investment rounds to date in Asia’s cell-based food sector. Rapidly gaining prominence for its novel use of cell-based technology in milk production, the biotech company has now secured fresh funding from investors worldwide, including lead investor VERSO Capital.

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Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?

A: Having just launched its Sacramento R&D facility in September, TurtleTree will now use the funds to continue expanding its portfolio of sustainable, better-for-you food items. Additionally, funds will also be set aside for technology development and talent acquisition, enabling TurtleTree to grow its world-class R&D team.

Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?

A: TurtleTree will continue scaling up its research and production of the highly functional ingredients found in human milk, which offer proven benefits for immune system function, gut health, and cognitive development. One particularly exciting example of these ingredients is lactoferrin, a bioactive protein slated for launch as TurtleTree’s first commercial product. It could be applied to infant formulas, sports nutrition, and food and beverage products.

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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?

A: We envision TurtleTree as a household name in the future of food. In our minds, a concerted demand for healthier, more ethical nutrition is just around the corner, and we will be at the crest of the wave that ushers in the sustainable revolution. Much like turtles and trees embody longevity, we’re here for the long run, and we see ourselves someday transforming every food product on every shelf in stores and supermarkets worldwide.

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