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Motif FoodWorks to offer fermentation and bioprocessing services

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The company also celebrates the grand opening of their new market research development centre, Motif’s Plant Base

Motif’s Plant Base facility, located in Northborough, Mass. Photo: Motif.

Motif’s Plant Base facility, located in Northborough, Mass. Photo: Motif.

Motif FoodWorks, Boston-based food technology company, will be expanding their ingredient development and innovation business by offering fermentation and bioprocessing services. This added offering comes as the company celebrates the opening of their second facility, a 65,000 square feet market development and research centre dubbed “Motif’s Plant Base,” which will house the company’s fermentation, ingredient, and finished-product production.

The 65,000 square feet facility is currently equipped to house over 55 employees, with additional office and lab facility expansions planned as the company and their services continue to grow.

Motif will be offering bioprocessing services to companies in various industries looking to scale-up. The company is currently offering their services at bench-scale, while planning to build out pilot-scale capabilities in the future.

“We are thrilled to be able to utilize our experience and offer help to companies that are in a similar position that we were in a few years back,” said Philippe Prochasson, VP of biosciences and analytics, Motif. “By using our holistic innovation process, we are able to help companies rapidly develop and commercialize their technologies.”


Motif team also offer consulting services, allowing the processes to be a collaboration between the two entities. Motif is already assisting their first customer Arcaea, a biotech-for-beauty company developing nature-inspired ingredients and products.

“Arcaea has worked closely with Motifs team on validation and process development. Motif has delivered excellent work,” said Jaide Jensen, head of biotechnology, Arcaea. “Motif’s guidance has been incredibly valuable as we prepare for scale-up.”

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