Why Animal-Free

One-of-a-Kind Animal-Free Facility

Nu-Tek Biosciences is proud to enable sustainable drug development with the United States’ only animal-free peptone facility. As investment in biologics continues to grow, pharmaceutical companies have adopted plant-based peptones and animal-free cell culture supplements as an alternative to FBS for regulatory, logistical and sustainability benefits.

Delivering Supply Chain Benefits with  Plant-Based Manufacturing

Thanks to our purpose-built, animal-free manufacturing facility, Nu-Tek can provide shorter manufacturing lead times than facilities that produce both plant-based peptones and animal-based cell nutrition products. Traditional facilities can require months of planning due to the extensive cleaning required to manufacture animal and plant-based pharmaceutical cell culture supplements at the same site.

Nu-Tek provides our partners with supply chain resilience through plant-based lactalbumin hydrolysate, casein peptone and fetal bovine serum (FBS) alternatives for biologics that need a reliable source of cell culture supplements. Our media supplements are non-GMO, Kosher, HALAL and come registration ready to accommodate your regulatory specifications.

  • Registration ready

  • Non-GMO

  • No risk of BSE/TSE

  • Short lead times

Eliminating Contamination Risks with FBS Alternatives

Nu-Tek’s plant based peptones and yeast extract peptones eliminate the risk of contamination from human or animal diseases — including Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) — during fermentation and cell culture. Without the risk of cross contamination, FBS alternatives mitigate costs associated with animal-based ingredients.

Partnering for a More Sustainable Future with Plant-Based Cell Culture Supplements

Nu-Tek is helping our pharmaceutical partners meet sustainability goals with animal-free cell culture supplements. By removing animal and dairy farms from the process, plant based peptones push biological drug development towards more environmentally friendly and ethical practices.