Better Ingredient Choices for the Next Generation of Nutrition.

Conagen is making the impossible possible by creating sustainable, nature-based ingredients to improve infant nutrition and adult health. We help brands adopt a more natural position with their products. 

Better Ingredient Choices for the Next Generation of Nutrition.

Conagen is making the impossible possible by creating sustainable, nature-based ingredients to improve infant nutrition and adult health. We help brands adopt a more natural position with their products. 

See how we’re fortifying digestive health, for infants and adults.

We Are Nurturing a Lifetime of Gut Wellness With Scalable Prebiotics and Postbiotics.

Inspired by nature, we’ve created nutritional ingredients with fortifying properties that are better for the planet and consumers. Our suite of breakthrough nutritional offerings is enabling brands to build the next generation of digestive and immune wellness.

Creating Trusted Infant Formula, With the Natural Benefits of Breastmilk.

Breast milk contains more than 200 unique human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which act as prebiotics and are responsible for shaping an infant’s gut microbiome, immune system, and central nervous system. Many caregivers rely on formula, fortified with a single HMO, to provide their infants with daily nutrition. 

Conagen’s methods for creating HMOs, such as 2’-fucosyllactose (2′-FL), are built using simple enzymes, which means they are compatible with accepted non-GMO labels. For you, that means:

  • Sustainable manufacturing that’s better for the environment
  • Scalable, streamlined production
  • Access to HMOs that have never before been available in formula

Formulating a Better Butyrate for Every Generation: Postbiotic FBA.

Butyrate, which is present in breast milk, helps support gut health from the very beginning of life. Butyrate deficiency can be linked to many diseases, including allergies, obesity, infections, functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and others. It’s important for creating tolerance to food in the gut, promoting an anti-inflammatory state, and reducing the development of food allergies. 

Despite the attractive nutritional profile of butyrate as a supplement for food, beverages, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, its use has been limited by its acrid taste and odor until now. 

Using bio-based production, Conagen has developed a new compound, FBA, to deliver butyrate in an odorless and flavorless profile, making it easier to formulate butyrate into nutritional products for infants and adults. Our FBA is:

  • The first odorless and flavorless source of butyrate
  • Available for licensing for a number of broad applications
  • Scalable, saving time and money on production

Ironing Out a Better Lactoferrin.

Lactoferrin, an abundant protein in breast milk, helps deliver iron to infants. While iron intake is important at every life stage, it’s especially critical for infants as it shapes early immune and gut function.

But the lactoferrin in infant formula is derived from cow’s milk and is not the same as lactoferrin in breast milk. These differences in the forms of lactoferrin translate to differences in their effects on developing infants. The addition of human lactoferrin would further “humanize” infant formula, but until now, no commercially-relevant source has been available.

Conagen has developed a fermentation process for human lactoferrin that bridges this gap in infant nutrition. It can be used to combat iron deficiency in both infants and adults, an ongoing problem worldwide. Our production process is:

  • High-quality, rapid and cost-effective
  • Sustainable and better for the planet
  • Scalable, with a simplified downstream purification

Building the Next Generation of Sustainable, Scalable, and High-Quality Nutrition Products.

Let’s Partner.

We’re here as your potential partner. Together, let’s focus on improving human health and happiness, with a lifetime of nutritional and digestive health.

Let’s Partner.

We’re here as your potential partner. Together, let’s focus on improving human health and happiness, with a lifetime of nutritional and digestive health.

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