ALEXANDER LORESTANI, NIKOLAY OUZOUNOV, co-founders, Geltor
By Elaine Watson
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As anyone that’s tried a vegan gummy bear will tell you, it’s incredibly hard to replicate the unique properties of gelatin, a gelling agent derived from animal skin, bones and connective tissues used in everything from candies to Jello. But what if you could deliver the real thing… without slaughtering any animals?
Geltor - founded by Alexander Lorestani (pictured) and Nikolay Ouzounov in 2015 - is doing just that, by programming microbes to produce collagen (from which gelatin is derived) via a fermentation process, and it's one to watch as the cellular ag landscape continues to evolve.