Mile High Food Science Opens Research Facility in Denver, Colorado
In addition to the new facility, this Colorado-based company has established partnerships with top international labs for the development of a new generation of functional and wellness beverages.
Since 2018, Mile High Food Science has been allocating funds into research and development of active compounds such as CBD and terpenes. The funds have been part of a joint venture deal with Aseppak Global, a company with stakes in leading international labs.
The new facility will open in the metro area of Denver in June 2020. The team is led by Brandon and Barbara Shepherd, microbiologists who have been food science leadership for almost two decades working with many of the largest food and beverage companies in the world. The company is also opening a commercial office in Los Angeles, California, beginning June 2020.
The new "state-of-the-art" facility is equipped to develop, test and optimize beverage formulations and active compounds and ingredients. The facility is also designed to support aseptic processing and testing in line with the best food safety practices in general and for wellness products in particular. Mile High Food Science is currently working with top food and beverage firms in the U.S., Canada, Israel and Europe.
Cannasoul, the analytical lab partly owned by Technion Institute of Technology in Tel Aviv, Israel, led by Dr. David Meiri and Dr. Shmuel Mandel, is known worldwide for its biological research into cannabinoids for medical and wellness purposes. Eybna, the Israeli company with offices in the U.S. and Canada, is specialized in terpene research and development. Mile High Food Science said it will play an important role as the food and beverage arm of this international partnership led by Aseppak Global.
According to company officials, “the food industry is experiencing new challenges. Food safety is a top priority for consumers, brands and manufacturers. While companies continually innovate, there is a need to mitigate risk and make R&D investments as efficient as possible. The most typical hurdles both big brands and startups face when launching products are speed to market, waste reduction, ensuring product quality, sustainable raw materials, impactful marketing and delighting consumers with great-tasting products while driving repeat purchases.”
Aseppak Global's investment into Mile High Food Science looks to address these issues and help pave the way for companies and entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas for the booming wellness market, officials said. Some of the current developments include products specifically designed to address key lifestyle needs through training, sleep-aid, social, appetite management, relaxation and brain-boosting formulas, among others.
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