Burcon NutraScience Corporation and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) have announced the first commercial sale of Clarisoy soy protein.
Burcon's Clarisoy, which is under license to ADM, is described as the world's only vegetable-based protein capable of offering both clarity and complete nutrition in low pH beverage systems. Extremely heat stable, Clarisoy 100 requires no homogenization or stabilizers in low pH beverages.
"Today's announcement of the first commercial sale of CLARISOY soy protein is an historic milestone for Burcon and we are thrilled by the speed with which ADM has brought this exciting protein to market," said Johann F. Tergesen, President and Chief Operating Officer, adding, "Since licensing Burcon's Clarisoy technology in March 2011, ADM has launched Clarisoy 100 at the 2011 IFT Expo; brought a first commercial production facility online in early 2012; launched Clarisoy 150, the first extension to the Clarisoy product line at the 2012 IFT Expo and has now made its first commercial sale. We look forward to more commercial advancements for Clarisoy soy protein."
Burcon describes Clarisoy as the world's only line of transparent soy proteins. ADM's Clarisoy line includes a range of products for both low and neutral pH applications allowing food and beverage companies to easily include up to 10 grams of Clarisoy per serving.
Clarisoy 100 offers both clarity and complete protein nutrition for beverages with a pH of less than 4.
Clarisoy 150 is a soy protein for neutral pH beverages and low pH beverages with cloud systems. The clean flavor and smooth mouth-feel makes Clarisoy a formulator's ideal protein ingredient, the company says.
In March 2011 Burcon entered into a license and production agreement with ADM for the worldwide production, distribution and sale of Burcon's Clarisoy soy protein. The license agreement gives ADM exclusive rights across all geographic regions and all potential product applications to produce, market and sell Clariosy soy protein. ADM will make royalty payments to Burcon on the sales of Clarisoy under the license agreement.