The world’s first commercially available hypoallergenic peanuts have officially emerged from the laboratory.
Alrgn Bio, exclusive licensee of the hypoallergenic process patented by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has opened an office in the Gateway University Research Park. Batches of peanuts are available to the food industry for evaluation, Alrgn announced today.
“We have received tremendous interest since we announced in June that the technology is available,” said Johnny Rodrigues, Alrgn founder.
“We will work with food processors and manufacturers to establish this process as the industry standard for peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients. We’ll work together to deliver safer peanut products to consumers as quickly as possible.”
Alrgn made the announcement Thursday at its demonstration facility at the Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alrgn is a spin-off of N.C. A&T and Xemerge, the North Carolina- and Toronto-based technology development company that originally licensed the A&T peanut technology.