Geltor

Geltor

Geltor is a cellular agriculture company making essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility.

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Geltor grew jellyfishjellyfish collagen in their lab using microbes with genes extracted from jellyfish cells to make the proteins necessary to make the world first animal-free leather bound book. This was the first leather product made by Geltor, and the leather bound book sold on Ebay for $12,790 on January 22, 2018.

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Expression of proteins in gram-negative bacteria wherein the ratio of periplasmic volume to cytoplasmic volume is between 0.5:1 and 10:1

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3/29/2016

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Geltor is a cellular agriculture company located in San Leandro, California and founded in 2015 by Alex Lorestani and Nick OuzounovNick Ouzounov. They make essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility. They specialize in making, designing, and building proteins that are made to texturize consumer products.

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Geltor

Geltor is a cellular agriculture company making essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility.

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N-CollageCollume

N-CollageCollume is GeltorsGeltor's collagen product that is sustainablesustainably manufactured in the lab using microbes and biofermentation. The making of N-CollageCollume uses zero animal inputs and is a low-weight soluble peptide that has tunable anti-aging properties.

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David Kim

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Douglas Ko

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Monica Bhatia

DirectorVP of fermentationProcess Development

Soojin Choung

Director of cosmetics and personal care

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Gelor's first product to go on the market was animal-free collagen. Their collagen is grown in the lab through the bio-fermentation of microbes. Geltor claims they can produce collagen with desirable properties for their customers by controlling the proteins and proteins ratios present in their gelatingelatin products.

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On October 25, 2018 Geltor closed their Series A funding round, raising $18.2 million. The round was led by Cultivan Sandbox Ventures.

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Geltor raises $18.2m, gears up for 2020 launch of animal-free collagen proteins for the food industry

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Series A - $18.2m

Geltor closed their Series A, raising $18.2 million. The round was led by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures. Other investors include GELITA, ADM Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and Box Group.

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