Research and Development (R&D) plays a major role in any business, and TurtleTree isn’t skimping out on this essential division as it recently opened its new R&D facility right here in California’s state capital. Officially opening its 24,000-square-foot building, the new R&D facility will house a world-class research hub showcasing the company’s extensive array of innovations and cell-based technologies.
“Establishing this R&D facility in Greater Sacramento marks the first step toward bringing our unique products from development to market–one that we’re very glad will help unlock new opportunities within the local community,” Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Fengru Lin stated. “We’re eagerly looking forward to working with the brilliant talent in the area and building a future generation of nutrition that we can all enjoy for decades to come.”
This new facility represents a milestone in TurtleTree’s U.S.-based expansion plans. According to the release, the research facility will spur the development of precision fermentation technology currently used to produce valuable milk ingredients like lactoferrin. This marks a significant stride toward the production of consumer-ready milk and dairy, reaffirming TurtleTree’s status as a leading player in the field of sustainable nutrition.
In addition to improving these capabilities, the establishment of this groundbreaking facility will also further TurtleTree’s mission of uplifting the world beyond the creation of sustainable food. To adequately staff the facility, the company noted it will create approximately 40 new tech-related jobs in and around Greater Sacramento. These will span diverse fields from food science to engineering, yielding fresh opportunities for seasoned professionals and fresh graduates alike.
“West Sacramento is honored to have been chosen by TurtleTree as the location for their much-anticipated research facility. The city looks forward to assisting the TurtleTree leadership to achieve their goals, with respect to the facility, through an accelerated occupancy permit process,” announced West Sacramento Mayor Martha Guerrero. “TurtleTree is making significant contributions to a sustainable, global food supply and is also creating opportunities to prepare future generations to continue this important scientific work through our student internship program, which will be of great benefit to the city’s youth.”
Moving forward, TurtleTree remains committed to its role in developing the food and agriculture ecosystem in Northern California. Aside from functioning as a research hub, the R&D facility will also serve as an integral touchpoint for TurtleTree to connect and collaborate with educational institutions, research-focused partners, strategic partners, future customers, and investors.
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