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Swiss Biotech Planetary and Japan’s Konica Minolta Partner to Cut Costs of Fermented Proteins

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Swiss Biotech Planetary and Japan’s Konica Minolta Partner to Cut Costs of Fermented Proteins


Swiss Firm planetary SA (Planetary), the world’s first integrated biomass and precision fermentation CDMO. has partnered with Japan’s largest imaging technology company, Konica Minolta Inc. Optimize and reduce the costs of production for its fermentation technology.

The ultimate goal is to increase the production of fermented protein, such as dairy, eggs, fats and mycoproteins that can compete at prices comparable with similar commodities on the market.

The newly announced collaboration, following the signing of an MoU, involves using Konica Minolta’s advanced image-sensing tech and data-driven bioprocess to develop and implement new real-time monitoring and control operations. The new collaboration, following the signing of an MoU, involves using Konica Minolta’s advanced image-sensing tech and data-driven bioprocess to develop and implement new real time monitoring operations.By leveraging AI and the data collected, technologies can be further optimised. The companies are expecting to reduce the number of lost lots and further reduce the cost of goods (COGS) by 20-30%.

“Conventional food and material production systems are being disrupted by fermentation-based biomanufacturing. To achieve price parity, fit-for-purpose production sites need to be designed, strain performance optimized, bioprocesses innovated, controlled, and automated,” comments David…



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