Accelerating an emerging industry
As the world population soars, so is the demand for animal protein. But as climate change threatens to reduce the amount of land and water available for farming, we need to get smarter about how we produce food. Cultured meat, also referred to as clean, cultivated or cell-based meat, could be the answer. By producing meat and seafood in a bioreactor instead of a farm, consumers could choose an alternative to conventional meat that has the potential to be healthier, ethical and better for our planet:
Supports better health
- No antibiotics use
- Free of pathogens and parasites
- Allows usage of healthy additives, such as vitamins
- No need for animal slaughter
- Less greenhouse emissions
- Less land and water usage
Meeting critical technology challenges
Many startups are already working towards making commercialization of cultured meat a reality. However, the field is still in its nascency and scaling up the production process and reducing cost remain as key challenges. As a leading supplier to the biopharma industry and through our expertise in areas such as cell culture media and bioprocessing technologies, we aim to accelerate the emerging industry of cell-based meat and become a technology enabler, from R&D to the efficient scale-up of production.
By partnering with companies who are looking to commercialize cultured meat, we aim to offer our knowledge and manufacturing expertise to help propel them to overcome critical technological challenges.
Examples of these technology challenges include:
- Formulations for cost-effective cell culture media that is free of any animal-derived material (such as fetal bovine serum) Learn more about how we are tackling this challenge here.
- Bioreactors, bioprocess design and automation platforms that enable growth and differentiation of multiple cell types simultaneously
- Biodegradable or edible scalable scaffolds to support cell adherence, vascularization and media perfusion
Project Spotlight: Optimizing cell culture media
To produce cultured meat at scale, cell culture media needs to be high-performing, suitable for animal cells, free of animal-derived materials and cost-efficient. We are tackling exactly this challenge. How?
Future Food & Cultured Meat Podcast
Lavanya Anandan, head of our Cultured Meat Innovation Field, talks about her love for cellular agriculture, how we accelerate the field, and why alternative proteins will revolutionize the way we eat.
Tune in for our “Future Talk" Podcast
How can virtual experiments accelerate cultured meat? Dario Kolenko, Head of New Business Development & Partnership Alliance, and Simon Kahan from the Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium explored this topic!
How Cultured Meat is produced
The New Food Revolution – Cultured Meat as a game changer
Is the world ready for cultured meat as a new source of food?
Watch this Innovator´s Club featuring Aryé Elfenbein from Wildtype, Paul Shapiro from The Better Meat Co, as well as Heather Ahlborn and Timothy Olsen from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Partner with us
Are you interested in collaborating or partnering with us to jointly drive the scale-up of cultured meat? Get in touch!
Head of Cultured Meat Commercial
Head of Silicon Valley and China Innovation Hubs