food ingredients 1st
Debut Biotech, a biomanufacturing platform harnessing cell-free enzymes, has raised US$22.6 million in series A financing, led by Material Impact, a US-based venture firm.
Debut claims its platform can overcome some of the existing barriers to creating all-natural and biodegradable pigments. The obstacles include low yields, post-extraction waste generation and environmental burdens, such as land and water use, that come from using flowers and plants to extract pigments. Volatile weather also can impact output and quality.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Debut Biotech officials say that in addition to producing rare, high-value, and novel compounds, the company’s technology also improves traditional ingredient manufacturing.
Two-year-old biomanufacturing upstart Debut Biotech, led by CEO Joshua Britton, has already inked partnerships with Battelle, DSM and DIC.