Business Casual
Business Casual
Dec 5, 2022
How this Biotech Startup Plans to Solve the Infant Formula Shortage Crisis
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The infant formula shortage has been a major ongoing crisis for millions of people in the U.S. A biotech startup is looking to transform a stagnant industry and remove the stigma around formula use. Live from Web Summit 2022, Nora sits down with Laura Katz, the founder and CEO of Helaina, which uses “precision fermentation” to reinvent infant formula with human milk proteins designed to provide the same health benefits of breast milk.  For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out

Host: Nora Ali

Producer: Raymond Luu   

Video Editors: Sebastian Vega and Evan Frolov 

Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus & Nick Torres

Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder

Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 

Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop

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