GELTOR IN THE NEWS

May 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2018 – Geltor Inc., the ingredient design company, was named the winner of the 2018 CEW Beauty “Innovation of the Year” Award. The CEW Beauty Awards are the industry’s highest honor and have elevated the most innovative products for more than 20 years. Geltor was selected as the winner from a group […]

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January 16, 2018

Want to see how we design and build texture with biology? Jon Kauffman describes the first vintage of our first biotextile in the San Francisco Chronicle. We bound Paul Shapiro’s book, Clean Meat, with the first cut! “You’d think that the most realistic book cover would come from cow or pig collagen, but the company’s scientists preferred jellyfish collagen instead. In fact, said CEO Alexander Lorestani, Geltor wants to dispense with hidebound notions of what leather should be.

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January 5, 2018

Geltor’s Alex Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov are in Food Navigator USA’s list of food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2018: “As anyone that’s tried a vegan gummy bear will tell you, it’s incredibly hard to replicate the unique properties of gelatin, a gelling agent derived from animal skin, bones and connective tissues used in everything from candies to Jello. But what if you could deliver the real thing… without slaughtering any animals?”

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December 19, 2017

Geltor is the subject of a Fortune article! “In 2015 Nick Ouzounov and Alexander Lorestani applied to the San Francisco–based biotech accelerator IndieBio. The two Princeton Ph.D.s had an idea for a way to engineer a microbe that could build vast amounts of protein designed for specific functions. They envisioned that it could have biopharma […]

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November 15, 2017

Geltor’s innovative solutions were featured in several media outlets over the last few months, and we’re thrilled to share some of these stories and articles here. Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From animal-free milk and gelatin to treenut chees, pleo pancakes and beny brownies. Food Navigator USA Meet the ‘vegan mafia,’ a secret group of investors betting on the future of food.

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October 18, 2016

Geltor was featured on Fast Company’s article, “Meet The Startup Using Microbes To Brew Animal-Free Gelatin.” Check out the excerpt below. “On the long list of problems facing the world, gummy bears don’t rank very high. But the candy–like yogurt, Frosted Mini Wheats, and many other foods, cosmetics, and drugs–is made with gelatin, and because gelatin is made from animal bones and tissues, it intersects with the much larger set of problems caused by factory farms.

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