Cell cultured milk related companies and patents

Oct 14, 2022

Cell cultured milk related companies and patents

I am confused by the definition of the term, but if cultured meat is a type of alternative meat, I understand that alternative dairy products encompass a wide range of products. Incidentally, alternative milk products include oats milk and soy milk, so I think that alternative milk products are familiar to some extent in Japan as well.

Regarding cell-cultured milk, I would like to focus on TurtleTree, a Singaporean company, and Remilk, an Israeli Remilk, an.

I briefly looked up the patent at, which I mentioned earlier.

Turtle Tree, Inc.

TurtleTree, founded in Singapore and with offices in the U.S., develops cell-derived artificial foods such as cultured milk and cultured meat.


There are three patents pending in the Family unit.
Main countries of application: Australia, the U.S.A., Singapore, Europe
Patents on bioreactor systems and methods for the production of milk and dairy products using different mammalian stem cells, bioreactor systems and methods for cell culture, and nutrient organisms. All have been recently filed and none have been registered.

Remilk, Inc.

We copy the gene responsible for the production of milk protein in cows and insert it into yeast (yes, yeast – from the same family as the brewer’s and baker’s yeasts we know so well). What follows is amazing! The gene acts like a manual, instructing the yeast how to produce our protein in a highly efficient way. We then place the yeast in fermentors where it multiplies rapidly and produces real milk proteins, identical to those that cows produce, which are the key building blocks of the traditional dairy we know and love. These precious proteins are then combined with good vitamins, minerals, and non-animal fat and sugar (hence no cholesterol or lactose) to form every imaginable dairy product!


One international application is currently pending. Patent for a process for the production of casein compositions that do not contain animal-derived ingredients.


In addition, BEYOND MEAT and Impossible Foods of the U.S., both well-known for their alternative meat products, seem to be aiming to enter the alternative milk market. I would like to see if the development of plant-based alternative products and the development of cell culture-based alternative products can be divided into two categories, or if there will be companies involved in the development of both in the future (or already have).