HAMDEN — Food protein company Marvanal is expanding its footprint into the state of New York.

Marketing company Immunovative Inc. plans to acquire the exclusive marketing rights for Marvanal’s lactose-free dairy product line in New York. Marvanal will receive a five-percent equity state in the company as well as ten percent of net revenue royalties of products sold.

Marvinal’s food protein-based technology eliminates fat from dairy products to lower caloric content without compromising nutritional quality. The company’s system aims to both hydrate and de-lactate multi-viscosity dairy products with the ability to adjust the protein content of cheese.

The companies are expected to enter a definitive agreement this year.