Third Wave Bioactives, a research company specializing in microbial technology, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Biorigin, who specialize in yeast, yeast extracts and other fermentation derived ingredients.
Third Wave Bioactives, a research company specializing in microbial technology, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Biorigin, an ingredient company specializing in yeast, yeast extracts and other fermentation derived ingredients that enhance the natural taste, mouthfeel and umami of many foods.“There is an increasing consumer call for greater transparency in food production, and, in particular, more natural alternatives to synthetic ingredients,” said Matt Hundt, President of Third Wave Bioactives. “Combining the strong discovery capabilities and innovation of Third Wave, with the established manufacturing presence and know-how of Biorigin will allow us to bring truly novel fermented ingredient technologies to the marketplace on a global scale.”Consumer preference is raising mainstream awareness for cleaner labeled and minimally processed food options, the company said, and as a result food formulators need an increasing array of natural alternatives to align with these consumer trends. The collaboration between Biorigin and Third Wave Bioactives will, they say, help meet this demand by harnessing the power of natural fermentation to bring new food ingredient products to customers.The team of researchers at Third Wave Bioactives will collaborate with Biorigin to expand into new market applications with additional fermentate products sold under the bioVONTAGE brand of Third Wave Bioactives and the Biogard brand of Biorigin. These fermented products are claimed to help maintain the quality of many perishable foods during shelf-life and to be able to be used to help build unique and complex flavour profiles, making them valuable ingredients for food manufacturers today.“Third Wave Bioactives’s approach to developing novel products using next generation technology is a perfect complement to our biotechnical processes in the development and production of natural ingredients. This partnership reinforces our strategy in creating added value to our customer’s business by innovation in a sustainable manner, focusing on consumer health and well-being,” said Mario Steinmetz, CEO of Biorigin. “With our shared ambition, we hope to help food manufacturers around the world meet the growing natural, clean and clear label and specific healthy needs of consumers.”