Bill Gates-Backed Company Produces Lab-Grown ‘Human Milk’ That May be Three Years Away

Bill Gates-Backed Company Produces Lab-Grown ‘Human Milk’ That May be Three Years Away


BIOMILQ, a North Carolina-based startup, aims to create human milk-producing cells in much the same way that some companies are producing lab-grown meat.

U.S. firm, BIOMILQ, is artificially producing human breast milk. Claims it’s “better for the environment.” Bill Gates, alongside other investors, helped BIOMILQ raise $21 million in October 2021. 👀

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The idea first came to co-founder and chief science officer Leila Strickland in 2013, after she heard about the world’s first lab-grown burger. A cell biologist by training, Strickland wondered if similar technology could be used to culture human milk-producing cells, she tells CNN Business.

Strickland had struggled to produce enough breast milk for her first child. “A lot of women are

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