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Redefining Nutrition - Starting From Infant Formula with Laura Katz at Helaina



Highlight Reel from Laura Katz Interview


Laura is the CEO and founder of Helaina. Helaina aims to be the first company to put human proteins into food. Through harnessing the power of precision fermentation, Laura and her team seek to create the glycoproteins found in breast milk to help enhance existing infant formula, and in the future open a whole new class of ingredients for food. Laura is also NYU’s youngest-ever adjunct professor in Food Science & Technology in 2017 and was featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in 2022.


Watch the full interview below to learn her thoughts on:

  • 00:00 🎙️ Dedicating the interview to the Helena

  • 01:11👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 The story behind the name of Helena

  • 05:02 💡Building the future of infant formula in immune health

  • 12:22 🌟 Bridging the gap of breast milk  by recreating glycoproteins

  • 15:19 🌐 Finding the mission, then pursing for food science

  • 18:06 🚀 The good timing of making alternative products

  • 21:39 📊 The second step after  infant formula

  • 25:06 🤝 Ideas of what can make femaled companies perform better

  • 27:13 💡 Details of regulatory process

  • 31:00 👩‍🎓 Suggestions for young ambitious people



"You need to try a lot of things to figure out what you like and what you really feel connected to. Don't put yourself on a clock."


Full Interview with Laura Katz



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