BioSafeLight and Tamarack Biotics team to safely retain raw milk’s bioactive benefits

By Jim Cornall

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The companies are aiming to produce 'more nutritious dairy ingredients.'  Pic: Getty Images/Kwangmoozaa
The companies are aiming to produce 'more nutritious dairy ingredients.' Pic: Getty Images/Kwangmoozaa

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BioSafeLight and Tamarack Biotics have announced an exclusive global partnership targeting the production of more nutritious dairy ingredients.

BioSafeLight, a company based in Orléans, France, developed a unique UV technology that decontaminates opaque liquids as effectively as thermal pasteurization.  Tamarack Biotics, a US-based dairy ingredient company, said it proved BioSafeLight’s UV technology retains raw milk’s bioactive proteins and other compounds normally destroyed by thermal pasteurization. 

The partnership enables both companies to expand the introduction of UV-treated dairy ingredients globally under the tradename TruActive. 

Tamarack Biotics and the University of California Davis conducted a clinical trial that demonstrated TruActive more than doubled antibody development in response to a vaccine, while a pasteurized product only increased it by 17%.  The company said this proved the raw milk compounds retained by BioSafeLight’s UV treatment restored immune function in the elderly. 

Tamarack plans a new trial to demonstrate that BioSafeLight’s UV technology retains raw milk proteins that will reduce allergy development in children, a key global issue.

BioSafeLight is a French company based in Orléans, specializing in the treatment of turbid or opaque liquids. Its patented technology combines the use of UV light with liquid turbulence, without heating, to treat fresh fruit or vegetable juices, milk, liquid sugars or iced teas and wastewater. Backed by Interlog Group and Bpifrance, the company is also present in the US, Portugal and India.

Tamarack Biotics is an American company, researching the effects of UV treatment and low temperature drying technology on milk proteins. It said its technologies enable the conservation of immune-active proteins and other thermally-sensitive compounds traditional thermal pasteurization destroys.


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