PANVEGA AG and vitamiN’ co
PANVEGA AG is a Zurich startup (est. 2016) that is dedicated to the development and marketing of vegan-organic food products. It answers the global demand for vegan and organic food products – a demand that has a double-digit growth rate and that is driven mainly by flexitarians.
Andreas Schenzle (Ph.D) is PANVEGA’s founder, board president, and CEO. The startup is financed exclusively by private investors, and the shareholders have many years of experience in technical and scientific fields (microbiology, biotechnology, food technology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry) and in entrepreneurship (company foundation, financing, and leadership, project and service-provider management, customer- and partner-relationship building and retention, sales and marketing).
PANVEGA‘s main product is vitamiN’ co, the first vitamin B12 in the world to be allowed in organic food products. Because plants cannot produce the vitamin, people who have a mainly or fully plant-based diet run the risk of developping a B12 deficiency, which can lead to serious illnesses. With vitamiN’ co, our startup makes a vegan-organic diet possible without a B12 supplement.
PANVEGA offers food manufacturers vitamiN’ co to enrich their vegan-organic products, and supports them through technical expertise and experience in the use of its B12. A key step toward production of vitamiN’ co is a complex fermentation for the cultivation of non-GMO B12-producing bacteria, a process that was developped at a university over a two-year period. vitamiN’ co is available as a powder that‘s easy to dose and is, amongst other things, storable and thermally stable.
PANVEGA has the first-mover advantage for a vegan-organic B12 and plans to use it to conquer the global market. For more information, please see www.panvega.ch.