Media Coverage

10 Oct 2019

In 2013, Larry Feinberg and Chris Marx founded KnipBio with one goal in mind: sustainability. 

It’s an area Feinberg has been personally invested in for the last 15 years. A microbiologist by training, Feinberg previously worked for Waltham-based Mascoma, a corporation that produces cellulosic biofuel. Coming up with alternative fuel sources via fermentation was the kind of major problem Feinberg enjoyed solving. He wanted to apply that knowledge—and enthusiasm—elsewhere. -MORE-

01 Oct 2019

Corbion and KnipBio each secured positive developments recently in the advancement of the development and marketing of their alternative aquafeed ingredients. -MORE-

27 Sep 2019

The EU Patent Office has granted US innovator, KnipBio, a patent on the company’s intellectual property relating to the production of its single-cell protein for use in aquaculture and animal feeds, says CEO. -MORE-

26 Sep 2019

KnipBio has announced that its patent titled Methylotrophs for Aquaculture and Animal Feed has been approved for grant by the European Patent Office. The patent offers broad-based protection for the company’s intellectual property rights in the use of methylotrophic bacteria to produce single cell proteins for animal feeds. -MORE-

24 Jun 2019

KnipBio is turning to alternative feedstocks to generate its single-cell protein in a bid to make its aquafeed ingredient more competitive on the market, says CEO. -MORE-

19 Jun 2019

US firm KnipBio has made a major breakthrough in its fermentation research to develop its KnipBio Meal (KBM) single-cell protein aquafeed ingredient. -MORE-

17 Jun 2019

KnipBio Inc has announced today a major development in its fermentation research that enables the company to produce its single cell protein aquafeed ingredient, KnipBio Meal (KBM), from condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS). This promises a dramatic reduction in cost and further demonstrates the versatility of KnipBio’s biotech platform and fermentation technology. -MORE-

13 Jun 2019

KnipBio has announced that it is now able to produce its single cell protein aquafeed ingredient, KnipBio Meal (KBM), from condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS).​ According to a statement released by the company: “This promises a dramatic reduction in cost and further demonstrates the versatility of KnipBio’s biotech platform and fermentation technology.” -MORE-

12 Jun 2019

KnipBio, Inc. announced today a major development in its fermentation research that enables the company to produce its single cell protein aquafeed ingredient, KnipBio Meal (KBM), from condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS). This promises a dramatic reduction in cost and further demonstrates the versatility of KnipBio’s biotech platform and fermentation technology. -MORE-

12 Jun 2019

KnipBio, Inc., announced today a major development in its fermentation research that enables the company to produce its single cell protein aquafeed ingredient, KnipBio Meal (KBM), from condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS). This breakthrough has the potential to be a significant new revenue source for the ethanol industry, enabling it to better use existing waste streams to create a new high-value product. -MORE-

14 May 2019

Impossible’s “bleeding” veggie burger, shrimp made of algae, and vegan cheeses that melt are all making their way into restaurants and on to supermarket shelves, offering consumers a new generation of plant-based proteins that look, act, and taste far more like the real thing than ever before. -MORE-

09 Apr 2019

Figuring out what to feed farm-raised trout and salmon might not sound like a big deal, but DaNelle Ellington’s research actually has crucial implications for the planet's health. Erin Gaglias’s experiments with successfully breeding Fire Shrimp in captivity – which isn’t being attempted by any other scientists in the world – would make a major impact on the health of coral reef ecosystems. -MORE-

27 Feb 2019

Sourcing Matters Ep.69: Larry Feinberg – Chumming New waters

On episode 69 of Sourcing Matters we welcome  Larry Feinberg – CEO & Co-founder of KnipBio.   A Boston-Based technology company pioneering advanced nutritional solutions for animal feeds since 2013, KnipBio offers a range of single cell protein products that come from non-food feedstocks. -Listen Here-

20 Feb 2019

KnipBio Meal, first premium single cell protein approved by FDA as aquafeed ingredient

KnipBio has received Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species. The designation was achieved after an extensive review of feed trial results by an independent panel of subject matter experts who determined KBM to be safe as a feed ingredient for finfish. KnipBio Meal is the first premium single cell protein to achieve a GRAS designation for aquafeed from the US government. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

US approves single-cell protein for salmonids

US biotech firm KnipBio’s single-cell protein has been approved for use as an aquafeed ingredient for salmonids by the US Food and Drug Administration. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

Sustainable protein of bacterial origin approved by the FDA

The company KnipBio announced through a statement that its single cell protein (SCP) known commercially as KnipBio Meal (KBM), has received from the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) designation of "Generally Regarded as Safe" (GRAS). -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

Single cell alternative aquafeed firm gets FDA recognition

KnipBio obtained a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) recognition from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its finfish feed ingredient, an important step toward its commercialisation, reports the department. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

KnipBio earns GRAS green light from FDA for novel aquafeed protein

KnipBio Inc announced it has received Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species. The designation was achieved after an extensive review of feed trial results by an independent panel of subject matter experts who determined KBM to be  safe as a feed ingredient for finfish. KnipBio Meal is the first premium single cell protein to achieve a GRAS designation for aquafeed from the US government.

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19 Feb 2019

KnipBio's novel aquafeed protein declared safe by FDA

KnipBio, Inc., a Massachusetts, US-based company that develops advanced nutritional solutions for animal feeds from sustainable feedstocks, has received a "Generally Regarded As Safe" (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

FDA authorizes single-cell protein ingredient for aquafeeds

Aquafeed ingredient  KnipBio Meal (KBM) for salmonids and other finfish species, developed by KnipBio, Inc., received the Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

FDA OK's single-cell protein ingredient for salmon diets

Massachusetts-based biotechnology company KnipBio obtained Gernerally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) recognition from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its finfish feed ingredient, an important step toward the commercialization of the product. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

US: KnipBio's single-cell protein earns GRAS recognition from FDA

Salmonids may see a change in menu as the alternative protein market adds a new feed protein ingredient following the FDA’s recognition of KnipBio’s single-cell protein as safe for use in specific aquafeeds, says CEO. -MORE-

19 Feb 2019

KnipBio Earns GRAS Green Light from FDA for Novel Aquafeed Protein

KnipBio Inc. announced today it has received Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species. The designation was achieved after an extensive review of feed trial results by an independent panel of subject matter experts who determined KBM to be  safe as a feed ingredient for finfish. KnipBio Meal is the first premium single cell protein to achieve a GRAS designation for aquafeed from the US government.

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19 Feb 2019

KnipBio's GRAS go-ahead takes aquafeed closer to commercialization

KnipBio's aquafeed ingredient has gained a Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US FDA for salmonids and other finfish species. -MORE-

18 Feb 2019

KnipBio aquafeed component granted safe status by US agency

KnipBio announced Monday that it has received generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status for its aquafeed ingredient for salmon and other finfish from the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). -MORE-

18 Feb 2019

Single-cell protein approved in US

KnipBio’s single-cell protein can now be used in commercial aquaculture, having been awarded Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The designation means that the company’s KnipBio Meal (KBM) can be used as an aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species, after an extensive review of feed trial results by an independent panel of experts. It is the first premium single cell protein to achieve a GRAS designation for aquafeed from the US government. -MORE-

18 Feb 2019

Single-cell protein aquafeed ingredient first to gain GRAS designation

Massachusetts-based biotechnology firm KnipBio is the first single-cell protein manufacturer targeting the aquafeed industry to earn Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced today. -MORE-

18 Feb 2019

KnipBio Earns GRAS Green Light from FDA for Novel Aquafeed Protein

KnipBio Inc. announced today it has received Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine for its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient for salmonids and other finfish species. The designation was achieved after an extensive review of feed trial results by an independent panel of subject matter experts who determined KBM to be safe as a feed ingredient for finfish. KnipBio Meal is the first premium single cell protein to achieve a GRAS designation for aquafeed from the US government.

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10 Dec 2018

KnipBio has successfully completed a series of trials examining the efficiency of its single-cell protein ingredient KnipBio Meal (KBM) in the diet of fingerling rainbow trout. -MORE-

09 Dec 2018

KnipBio Touts Success in Comprehensive Rainbow Trout Feed Trial

 KnipBio Inc. announced today the successful completion of an extended series of trials studying the efficacy of its single cell protein ingredient KnipBio Meal (KBM) in the diet of fingerling rainbow trout. The trials were done over a six-month period on close to 5000 animals and are some of the most comprehensive dedicated evaluations ever conducted using a single cell protein as an aquafeed ingredient. The trials compared diets containing varying inclusion rates of KBM against multiple standard trout diets. -MORE-

07 Dec 2018

Rainbow trout feed trials confirm efficacy of KnipBio Meal

KnipBio Inc. has announced the successful completion of an extended series of trials studying the efficacy of its single cell protein ingredient KnipBio Meal (KBM) in the diet of fingerling rainbow trout. The trials were done over a six-month period on close to 5000 animals and are some of the most comprehensive dedicated evaluations ever conducted using a single cell protein as an aquafeed ingredient. -MORE-

06 Dec 2018

KnipBio’s single-cell protein feed ingredient may allow farmed trout to meet or exceed growth and feed conversion rates set using other alternative proteins or fishmeal.

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05 Dec 2018

KnipBio, the US company producing aquafeed ingredients from single-cell protein, has announced the successful completion of an extended series of trials studying the efficacy of its KnipBio Meal (KBM) in the diet of fingerling rainbow trout. -MORE-

05 Dec 2018

KnipBio announced the successful completion of an extended series of trials studying the efficacy of its single cell protein ingredient KnipBio Meal (KBM) in the diet of fingerling rainbow trout. The trials were done over a six-month period on close to 5000 animals and are some of the most comprehensive dedicated evaluations ever conducted using a single cell protein as an aquafeed ingredient. -MORE-

05 Dec 2018

Trout thrive on single cell protein

Trials that measured the efficacy of rainbow trout diets containing a single cell protein against a number of standard trout diets have shown promising results.

The trials were conducted on nearly 5,000 fingerling rainbow trout, over a six-month period and compared diets containing varying inclusion rates of KnipBio Meal (KBM) against multiple standard trout diets. -MORE-

05 Dec 2018

Trout thrive on single cell protein

The trials were conducted on nearly 5,000 fingerling rainbow trout, over a six-month period and compared diets containing varying inclusion rates of KnipBio Meal (KBM) against multiple standard trout diets. The results confirmed that juvenile trout fed a diet where KBM replaced a portion of other proteins performed equally well or better than trout fed standard diets in terms of weight gain and length. The experimental populations also generally experienced equal or higher specific growth rates (SGR) and a better feed conversion ratios (FCR) than the control diet populations. -MORE-

27 Sep 2018

While biotechnology may draw mixed responses from consumers, producers and regulators around the world, it has a crucial role in ensuring the sustainable development of global aquaculture.​ This was the key theme that emerged from a presentation and panel discussion on the potential for biotechnology to influence the future of farmed seafood, which took place at the GOAL conference this week. The discussion, which was led by GAA’s James Wright, examined how biotechnology is making its mark on food production and farmed seafood. -MORE-

13 Sep 2018

US firm KnipBio has successfully completed a feed efficacy trial on Atlantic salmon, marking the third version of its single-cell protein to pass quality and efficacy trials. -MORE-

11 Sep 2018

KnipBio Inc., a Massachusetts-based biotech company developing alternative proteins for the animal feed industry, announced the successful completion of a feed efficacy trial on Atlantic salmon using KBM500, the company’s astaxanthin-rich premium protein. This marks the third version of KnipBio’s single cellprotein (SCP) to pass initial quality and efficacy trials. -MORE-

11 Sep 2018

Alternative proteins producer KnipBio has announced the successful completion of a feed efficacy trial on Atlantic salmon using KBM500, its astaxanthin-rich premium protein. -MORE-

11 Sep 2018

Massachusetts biotech firm KnipBio said it successfully completed a feed efficacy trial on Atlantic salmon using KBM500, the company’s astaxanthin-rich "premium" protein. It is the third version of KnipBio’s single cell protein (SCP) to pass initial quality and efficacy trials. -MORE-

07 Sep 2018

Global demand for seafood has increased 3.2 percent per year since 1960, outpacing the 1 percent annual growth in global population. Additionally, per capita consumption has doubled over the same period. To satisfy this thirst for seafood, fish farming has increased – overtaking wild caught fish – and is forecasted to be a $250 billion market by 2026. As a result, the demand for fish feed has grown exponentially as well. -MORE-

19 Aug 2018

Mr Heissner has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial fermentation technologies and products. In 2004, he joined a small industrial biotechnology company which by 2008 became Verenium Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and commercialization of the company's cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel technology. After Verenium was acquired by BP North America in 2013 he continued as the company's Cellulosics Technology Platform Manager and Technology Licensing Manager. -MORE-

17 Aug 2018

KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as senior vice-president of business development and operations. -MORE-

15 Aug 2018

KnipBio announced that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Operations.  Russ has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial fermentation technologies and products. In 2004, he joined a small industrial biotechnology company which by 2008 became Verenium Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and commercialization of the company’s cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel technology.  After Verenium was acquired by BP North America in 2013 he continued as the company’s Cellulosics Technology Platform Manager and Technology Licensing Manager. -MORE-

15 Aug 2018

Massachusetts bio-tech firm KnipBio has appointed Russ Heissner as senior vice president of business development and operations. Heissner brings a strong background in industrial fermentation technologies and products. -MORE-

15 Aug 2018

Russ has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial fermentation technologies and products. In 2004, he joined a small industrial biotechnology company which by 2008 became Verenium Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and commercialization of the company’s cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel technology.  After Verenium was acquired by BP North America in 2013 he continued as the company’s Cellulosics Technology Platform Manager and Technology Licensing Manager. -MORE-

29 Jun 2018

KnipBio Wins Grant to Probe Farmed Fish Health

Massachusetts bio-tech firm KnipBio has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant worth $225,000 (€169,898) by the US National Science Foundation. -MORE-

27 Jun 2018

KnipBio wins grant to explore health boost from novel protein

KnipBio is planning to examine how its novel protein feed ingredient interacts with other diet components and is able to improve fish gut health and production, says CEO. -MORE-

25 Jun 2018

Changes in the world’s population and demographics mean we may need to, roughly, double food production over the next 25 years. However, agriculture currently uses 37 percent of the world’s land, a number we can’t double. Likewise, we’ll not be able to double the productivity of land now cultivated. So while we can state our need succinctly, we can’t address the need with an equally succinct solution. -MORE-

22 Jun 2018

US fish feed specialist KnipBio has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation. -MORE-

19 Jun 2018

KnipBio, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation to study how changes in diet can alleviate enteritis and other diseases in aquaculture. The company will investigate more than a dozen specific components in its KnipBio Meal™ (KBM) aquafeed ingredient to determine which can act as positive nutritional factors in both growth and gut biome composition of the model salmonid species rainbow trout. The study will be conducted over the course of one year and, if successful, may lead to additional funding to commercialize the findings. -MORE-

19 Jun 2018

The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation will allow the company to investigate more than a dozen specific components in its KnipBio Meal (KBM) aquafeed ingredient to determine which can act as positive nutritional factors in both growth and gut biome composition of rainbow trout. The study will be conducted over the course of one year and, if successful, may lead to additional funding to commercialise the findings.  -MORE-

04 Jun 2018

US fish feed developer KnipBio has extended its pipeline by taking its KBM324 product candidate through the pre-commercialization stage. -MORE-

30 May 2018

KnipBio, Inc. announced it has developed a sustainable aquafeed containing as much total protein as high-grade fishmeal and equivalent levels of essential amino acids. The new product, KBM324, is a single cell protein (SCP) derived from a strain of the bacteria Methylobacterium extorquens with up to 70% crude protein plus powerful antioxidants. -MORE-