BIOMILQ Has Successfully Made Human Milk

Dr. Leila Strickland and Michelle Egger stand outside BIOMILQ HQ proudly

We can now confirm that BIOMILQ’s product has macronutrient profiles that closely match the expected types and proportions of proteins, complex carbohydrates, fatty acids and other bioactive lipids that are known to be abundantly present in breastmilk.

This gives us the confidence to say, ‘we’re making milk!’

Breastmilk, which is rich in human milk proteins, bioactive lipids, and human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), is known to support better immunological development in a child. After reviewing BIOMILQ’s latest results, Dr. Smilowitz shares that “BIOMILQ has shown it can create a product that contains a comprehensive suite of human milk proteins that not only function to nourish but also protect infants.” BIOMILQ, unlike infant formula, also contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are known to have anti-inflammatory qualities that promote and sustain healthy development. In our proprietary lactation system, our cells are making numerous HMOs, including those unexplored, such as one that was recently found to correlate with speech acquisition.

Who knows what benefits we will discover with our breakthrough mammary biotechnology?

But let’s be clear, it’s not bio-identical to mother’s milk — we’re not confident it can be. Hormonal changes, baby’s cues, skin-to-skin contact, and environment all affect the dynamic complexity of breastmilk. Our product will not display the real-time composition dynamics that occur during feeding in response to the intimate relationship between mother and child and their unique environment. But, because BIOMILQ’s product is produced outside the body in a sterile controlled environment, our milk will be free from the environmental toxins, food allergens, and prescription medications that are often detected in breastmilk.

We know many parents hope to nourish their babies with our product — but, we’ll admit, we’re only in our first trimester.

We still have many exciting challenges to work through to further optimize our nutritional profile and confirm which additional bioactives, and their benefits, exist in our product. We’ll need to scale our production to make our product accessible to any parent looking for another feeding option, regardless of their circumstances. We have extensive safety and efficacy testing to prove to our team, government regulators, and our consumers that our product is a safe alternative to bovine-based infant formula.



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Unlocking human potential with breakthrough mammary biotechnology.