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Animal-free Collagen Ingestibles by Gelita and Geltor

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Gelita and Geltor recently agreed to co-commercialize the first animal-free, biodesigned collagen for dietary supplements and, in turn, nutricosmetics.

Under the terms of the agreement, Geltor will design and produce the collagen and Gelita will conduct the clinical research and commercialize the product as an extension of its existing collagen portfolio. Gelita has reportedly been the first collagen producer to heavily invest in the potential and promise of biodesign with Geltor.

Geltor, a biodesign company creating high-value designer proteins through fermentation, was reportedly the first to tap into the animal-free collagen market. It released the first completely animal-free, topical protein ingredients for the skin care market: Collume, a marine collagen; and HumaColl21, a human collagen; the new agreement with Gelita marks the company’s expansion into the food and beverage market.

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Globally, Gelita’s collagen peptides have experienced double-digit market growth. As a pioneer in progressive collagen peptide research and production, the company is optimistic in Geltor’s ambitions to develop the proprietary biodesign platform to commercialize the world’s first ingestible animal-free collagen.

Hans-Ulrich Frech, Gelita’s global vice president of the business unit Collagen Peptides, stated, “Gelita's decision to invest in biodesign technologies is a prime example of our commitment to innovation and satisfying market needs.” 

Geltor CEO and co-founder Alexander Lorestani added, “This pact further solidifies our view that we have entered a new era in how proteins are being utilized to improve products that consumers around the world use every day. Today, the market is ready and eager for premium offerings of protein ingredients, and this is the need that Geltor is serving."

He added, "We couldn’t be more excited to work with Gelita on delivering the next-generation of collagens to consumers. For a relatively young and rapidly growing company like Geltor, to be partnering with Gelita and their longstanding track record of success on a deal of this size and scope is a dream come true.”

For more information, contact Geltor.

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