Jellatech: Cultured Collagen

Jellatech is a B2B biotech business based in Raleigh, NC and with R&D in Wageningen, Netherlands. Jellatech is producing high quality, pure, animal-free collagen and gelatin. Founded by a group of innovators, dreamers, entrepreneurs and scientists, Jellatech is eliminating the dependency on animals, to make better ingredient products – starting with collagen and gelatin.

Interview

What drives you?

The opportunity to impact the world and its inhabitants in a positive way

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

To learn about cultured animal proteins and what we are doing at Jellatech

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Cell-based technologies

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Transform our food system and how we think about nutrition, food and science and the interaction of the three

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Technological/biological challenges and consumer opinion

Stephanie Michelsen is born in Denmark, grew up in Sweden and moved to the Bay Area, CA in 2011. She has since spent time in between Denmark and the US while completing her studies. She holds a BSc. Biotechnology (The University of Copenhagen, Denmark) & a MSc. Engineering in Biotechnology (The Technical University of Denmark). During her undergraduate degree she spent a semester abroad on exchange at The University of British Columbia, Canada. Stephanie is very entrepreneurially driven, she has participated in various extracurricular activities throughout academia (Ex. Board member @ Synapse – Life Science Connect: a student-driven organization focused on bridging academia and industry, Gold-medal winner iGEM (“The world championship in synthetic biology”) 2018, Fellow of the first cohort of The International Innovation Program (2iP) hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and more. Throughout her studies she held various internships and part time roles in biotechnology companies & startups (Ex. LakePharma, BioPorto, Juvena Therapeutics, SynBioBeta, Wild Earth & more). Stephanie is mission-driven, motivated & has a go-getter attitude. The biggest life goal for Stephanie is to do her part to try to make the world a better place than how she found it, through impact entrepreneurship, building a successful business and building an all-star team.

Jellatech is a developer of cutting-edge technologies to produce high quality, pure, animal-free collagen and gelatin. Founded by a group of innovators, dreamers, entrepreneurs and scientists, Jellatech is on a mission to eliminate animals from the food system, making better ingredient products – starting with collagen and gelatin.

Stephanie Michelsen will speak at the 2021 edition of the Online Protein Transition Conference.

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