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Biosafe hosts monthly webinars on the regulatory, safety or scientific issues surrounding microbial products used in food and feed.

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Recent updates in WGS analysis of microorganisms in the EU

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  • Jenny will discuss the new EFSA BIOHAZ Panel draft guidance on QPS qualification and acquired and intrinsic antimicrobial resistance genes. She will also discuss our latest experience on transparency regulation and briefly discuss the recent  taxonomic updates of some commonly used production organisms. 

    Jenny Makkonen, Project Manager, PhD of Biosafe

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Recent updates in WGS analysis of microorganisms in the EU

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Registering a microbial product as a food or feed — which one should you go with?

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  • Biosafe is often asked what would be the best way to go to market with your microbial procuct. In this webinar we will browse through different options as food and animal feed in the EU and main differences between them. Special focus is on microbial biomasses.

    Pauliina Halimaa, CEO of Biosafe

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Registering a microbial product as a food or feed — which one should you go with?

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Cellular agriculture provides diverse opportunities for future food production

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  • This presentation will open up how biotechnology can be used for food production. The different elements of cellular agriculture will be defined, including microbial and algal biomass, cultivated meat and plant cell cultures, as well as precision fermentation to produce proteins, lipids and other food ingredients. The opportunities and barriers of cellular agriculture are discussed as part of the presentation. 

    Emilia Nordlund, Research manager at VTT Ltd, Industrial biotechnology and Food

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Update your knowledge — Cellular agriculture provides diverse opportunities for future food production

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Novel Foods: novel or not, that's the question

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  • Novel Foods: novel or not, that's the question
    Atte von Wright, Biosafe

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Update your knowledge — Novel Foods: novel or not, that's the question

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Practical guidance to the Transparency Regulation

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  • Practical guidance to the Transparency Regulation
    Ruud Bremmers, Regal B.V.

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Update your knowledge: Practical guidance to the Transparency Regulation

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Analysing the genome sequences of obscure microbial species

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  • What are the challenges if the species is poorly known or even completely new? What is the bare minimum to conclude an organism is safe?

    Bioinformaticians Lars Granlund and Daniel Blande give practical examples of different microorganisms that have undergone bioinformatic safety assessment according to EFSA guidelines.

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Update your knowledge: Analysing the genome sequences of obscure microbial species

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Weird food from microbes – How does the EU authorise novel foods?

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  • How do you get EU authorisation for novel foods produced from microorganisms?
    Pauliina Halimaa, CEO of Biosafe.

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Update your knowledge: Weird food from microbes – How does the EU authorise novel foods?

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What is required of a microbial product in Europe as opposed to the US? Comparing the FDA and EFSA.

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  • What is required of a microbial product in Europe as opposed to the US?
    Pauliina Halimaa of Biosafe will take a closer look at the main differences between European and American food safety regulations and how the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) determines the safety of food ingredients and additives as opposed to the FDA.

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Update your knowledge: What is required of a microbial product in Europe as opposed to the US? Comparing the FDA and EFSA.

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Analysing intestinal health of chickens

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  • Analysing intestinal health of chickens
    Suvi Vartiainen, a Senior Researcher at Alimetrics. Suvi will tell about her custom-made research designs for clients developing biochemical and gene expression assays for analysing intestinal health.

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Update your knowledge: Analysing intestinal health of chickens

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EFSA's latest Scientific Guidance for the submission of dossiers on Food Enzymes

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  • EFSA's latest Scientific Guidance for the submission of dossiers on Food Enzymes
    Managing director Pauliina Halimaa and Professor Sirpa Kärenlampi from Biosafe will delve into the latest guidance's fine print and what its implications actually are.

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Update your knowledge: EFSA's latest Scientific Guidance for the submission of dossiers on Food Enzymes

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Biopreservation:
The forgotten role of food cultures

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  • Biopreservation: The forgotten role of food cultures
    François Bourdichon, Food Safety Microbiologist, Department for Sustainable food process, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

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Update your knowledge — Biopreservation: The forgotten role of food cultures

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Half a year of Transparency Regulation — How has it affected business?

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  • Half a year of Transparency Regulation – How has it affected business?
    Ruud Bremmers, Regal BV

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Authorisation of viable microorganisms in the food chain in the EU

Authorisation of viable microorganisms in the food chain in the EU

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  • Authorisation of viable microorganisms in the food chain in the EU
    Dr. Pauliina Halimaa, Biosafe

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Update your knowledge on Authorisation of viable microorganisms in the food chain in the EU

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Microbiome research and WGS analysis of secondary metabolites

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  • Developing Global Standards for Microbiome Research
    Dr. Chrysi Sergaki, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control

  • Current WGS requirements and analysis of the production of harmful metabolites by microorganisms
    Dr. Jenny Makkonen and Prof. Sirpa Kärenlampi, Biosafe

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Update your knowledge on Microbiome research and WGS analysis of secondary metabolites

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Antimicrobial resistance

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  • Title: Challenges in determination of antimicrobial resistance for species used in food or feed
    Dr. Yvonne Agersø, Principal research scientist at Chr Hansen A/S, affiliated professor in antimicrobial resistance at Copenhagen University

  • Guidance on the approval and low-risk criteria linked to antimicrobial resistance, applicable to microorganisms used for plant protection
    Dr. Pauliina Halimaa, Biosafe

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Update your knowledge on antimicrobial resistance

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Transparency Regulation and In vitro efficacy studies

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  • Transparency Regulation & the registration of microbial products in the EU — what you need to know
    Dr. Eliana Henriquez-Rodriguez, Pen&Tec
  • In vitro efficacy studies
    Dr. Jouni Heikkinen

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Update your knowledge on Transparency Regulation and In vitro efficacy studies

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Interview: Lauri Reuter, one of the founders of Nordic FoodTech Venture Capital

(Recorded on 22.3.2022)

In our interview we touched on many topics starting from the history of growing food. Lauri had a fresh perspective on food innovations from GMOs to the types of products we will be able to buy in grocery stores in 2040.

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Lauri Reuter, one of the founders of Nordic FoodTech Venture Capital

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Interview: The CTO of Solar Foods, Juha-Pekka Pitkänen

(Recorded on 30.6.2021)

Dr. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen is the CTO and co-founder of Solar Foods, a company that makes "food out of thin air". The man who considers himself “more of an academic plumber than a scientist”, he is the mind behind a revolutionary bioprocess that makes a microorganism-based protein called Solein using air and electricity as its feed. Taking research from the lab to the market has been a feature of JP's career. We discussed about launching a novel food, the future of food tech and JP's story.

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The CTO of Solar Foods, Juha-Pekka Pitkänen