Biomilq

Biomilq

A company that cultures human mammary cells and produces custom and commercial lab-grown breastmilk. It was founded in 2020 and is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Company

Biomilq is a North Carolina-based biotechnology company with a focus on infant feeding options. It is developing technology that can replicate the nutritional profile of breastmilk so it can be used as an alternative to natural breastmilk in the event that mothers cannot produce it for the recommended six months.

Product

The company is using a laboratory to grow breastmilk from isolated mammary cells that are housed in a bioreactor. As of April 2020, the company has grown a cultured version of breastmilk which contains lactose and casein. To grow the cells, they are placed in a nutrient-dense liquid and Biomilq is researching ways to compartmentalize the cells so that the milk is not secreted into the liquid in which it grows. As research is being conducted for the breastmilk, the company is focusing on finding an alternative feeding solution with similar nutrients to breastmilk. The company utilizes scientists, pediatricians, and the lactation community to gain information in order to develop the product.

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Leila Strickland

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Michelle Egger

Co-Founder

Further reading

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BIOMILQ Has Grown The Main Components of Human Breastmilk in a Lab

Catherine Lamb

Web

February 6, 2020

Did these scientists just create the first lab-grown human breast milk?

Joshua Peters

Web

February 11, 2020

Inside BIOMILQ: The Company Growing Breastmilk From Isolated Human Mammary Cells

Josh Peters

Web

February 11, 2020

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