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Laura Katz, M.A.

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After discovering an early interest in food science, Laura pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Technology at Western University, as well as a Master’s in Food Studies at New York University. Upon graduating, Laura began consulting on a range of projects, formulating and developing a variety of food products at companies including SIMULATE, Plated, Dylan’s and Candy Bar, and in January of 2019 founded Helaina. Helaina is disrupting the infant nutrition industry, which has remained largely unchanged for decades, by being the first company to replicate immune-equivalent human proteins in food. Laura has created the technology to improve the health outcomes in formula-fed infants and in the future, plans to expand the use of its proteins in a variety of consumer products.