Tufts University develops method to produce tagatose via fermentation

December 02, 2019
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by Thomas Hayes
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Tufts developed a very similar process to the one from the University of Illinois, but it utilizes galactose as a feedstock instead of lactose. Tufts claims a yield up to 85%, whereas the University of Illinois claimed up to 90%. Bonumose still offers a more potent pathway to cost-effective tagatose (and rare sugars in general), but the company has been quiet since 2017. Since then, it did receive strategic investment from Bangchak Corporation in 2018, but there is little evidence that the company will succeed in scaling up within the next one or two years. Rather than waiting it out, clients should seed research on fermentation approaches from the likes of Tufts and the University of Illinois, as these are promising routes to rare sugars.

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