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Alternative Dairy Companies and Patents (Perfect Day)

Feb 26, 2023

Alternative Dairy Companies and Patents (Perfect Day)

The other day (though it was a long time ago), we covered very briefly the status of cell-cultured milk-related companies and patent applications.

Recently, an alliance has been formed among companies involved in protein development through precision fermentation.

Precision Fermentation Alliance

Today, I would like to take a brief look at the patent application status of Perfect Day, which is engaged in the development of non-animal derived milk proteins, among other things.

*Perfect Day, Inc.

The world’s first company to develop non-animal derived milk protein, the company now partners with retail brands and foodservice manufacturers to bring a variety of products to the market. According to their home page, they have launched a number of partnerships, including

  • Bored Cow (children’s milk, etc.)
  • Brave Robot (next generation ice cream)
  • California Performance Co.

*Perfect Day’s patent application status from Lens.org

I did a quick check on the patent at Lens.org, which I mentioned earlier.

There are 11 patents pending in the Family unit.
Main countries of application: U.S.A., Australia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, China, Korea, Japan
The rights to “compositions containing casein and methods of making the same” has been granted in the U.S., Brazil, and Australia. The rights to “food compositions containing one or both of recombinant beta-lactoglobulin protein and recombinant alpha-lactalbumin protein” has also been granted in the United States.

The following patents are pending in various countries: “Recombinant milk protein and compositions containing the same,” “Hypoallergenic recombinant milk protein and compositions containing the same,” “Egg substitutes, compositions containing egg substitutes, and methods of making the same,” “Compositions containing subsets of milk lipids, and methods of making the same,” “Methods and compositions for producing recombinant components for use in foods and other products,” “Methods and compositions for producing homonuclear filamentous cells,” and the like.

In Japan, a patent application for “a composition containing casein and a method for making the same” has been published.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/16/f0/c1/b4aef5a2656631/JP2022008533A.pdf