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Cultured Decadence Nets US$1.6M Pre-Seed & State Grant To Become First U.S. Cell-Based Shellfish Maker

4 Mins Read Wisconsin-based Cultured Decadence cellular agriculture food tech has bagged US$1.6 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round as well as the first-ever state funding in the industry to bring cell-cultured seafood to market. Currently, the startup stands as the first and only North American firm focused on developing cell-based lobster and shellfish directly from fish […]

Mission Barns Secures US$24M Series A For Cell-Based Fat Pilot Production Plant By Green Monday Ventures & Lever VC Among Others

3 Mins Read Mission Barns, the Silicon Valley food tech cultivating animal fat, has raised US$24 million in a Series A funding round. The fresh capital will fuel its scale up plans and go towards building its Bay Area-based pilot manufacturing facility, with the view to commercialise its cell-based animal fat technology for applications in plant-based alternative proteins.  […]

TurtleTree Scientific Partners With JSBio For Commercial Scale Cell Culture Media Production

3 Mins Read TurtleTree Scientific, the new venture dedicated to food-grade growth factors launched by Singapore cell-based milk startup TurtleTree Labs, has forged a new strategic partnership with JSBiosciences (JSBio), a cell culture media supplier based out of both the U.S. and China. The collaboration will see JSBio supply clients under TurtleTree with a supply of food-grade basal […]

Bluu Biosciences Closes US$8.2M Seed To Bring Europe’s First Cell-Cultured Fish

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Bluu Biosciences has bagged €7 million (~US$8.25 million) in a seed funding round to fuel its R&D focused on cell-cultured fish. As the only food tech in Europe dedicated to culturing seafood species, the startup joins the handful of companies around the world active in this field. Bluu Biosciences says its oversubscribed funding round […]

Y Combinator Backs Orbillion Bio In First Cell-Cultured Red Meat Investment

4 Mins Read Orbillion Bio has become the latest startup to join the Y Combinator, becoming the prestigious accelerator’s first cell-cultured red meat investment. The female-founded food tech is laser-focused on developing slaughter-free and sustainable alternatives to premium “heritage” meat species – think elk, lamb and wagyu beef.  California-based Orbillion Bio will be joining the upcoming Winter ‘21 […]

Meatable Closes US$47M Series A To Diversify Cell-Based Meat Portfolio With Beef

3 Mins Read Meatable, the Dutch cultivated meat startup, has raised US$47 million in its Series A financing round. The funds will be geared towards expanding its current product portfolio, adding cell-based beef after having showcased its cultivated pork last year. Meatable says the capital will also help the firm advance production using its proprietary cost-effective and scalable […]

Eat Just Bags US$200M To Ramp Up Production & Fuel Global Growth

4 Mins Read Eat Just, the food tech that pioneered the plant-based egg and became the world’s first to gain regulatory approval for cultured meat, has raised US$200 million in a new round of financing. The funding will go towards accelerating its growth, including increasing capacity, accelerating R&D in both its plant-based and cell-based ventures, and double down […]

‘Cell-Cultured’: Consensus From U.S. Industry Stakeholders For Best Cell-Based Seafood Term

3 Mins Read A consensus is building around the term “cell-cultured” as the best description of seafood grown directly from cells in a lab, in comments published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The document contains feedback and discussion about regulations to label cell-based seafood from industry stakeholders, including food tech players such as BlueNalu, Memphis […]

Big Idea Ventures Partners With AAK To Push Alternative Protein Ingredient Innovation

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and AAK, the Swedish-Danish specialty oils and fats giant, has forged a new partnership to speed up the development of alternative protein ingredient solutions. Investing in BIV’s early-stage food tech fund, AAK will provide capital and its expertise to support the fast-growing cell-based and […]

New Interactive ‘Pathways’ Tool To Drive Talent Into Australian Cellular Agriculture Industry

3 Mins Read A newly launched interactive tool will help students and those looking to switch careers to “break into” the field of cellular agriculture. Designed to drive talent into the emerging industry, the Pathways tool outlines the areas where innovation and research is needed, and matches these to related tertiary qualifications in Australia.  Developed by Cellular Agriculture […]

Novel Cell Ag Tech: Tokyo Scientists Develop New Process To Culture ‘Millimetre-Sized Chunks Of Meat’

4 Mins Read Researchers from the University of Tokyo have come up with a novel way to cultivate “millimetre-sized chunks of meat” by stacking and fusing together cultured beef cells. Their innovation marks another step forward in the race to develop sustainable cell-based proteins that resemble whole muscle cuts of animal meat without the need for slaughter.  In […]

MeaTech 3D: Bioprinted Cultivated Meat Firm Seeks Value Of US$25M In U.S. IPO

3 Mins Read Israeli food-tech MeaTech 3D, a developer of 3D bioprinted cultivated meat, recently announced its pricing of a US$25M initial public offering of American depositary shares. In addition, the company has received approval to be listed on the U.S. Nasdaq capital market. Ness Ziona-based company Meat-Tech 3D focuses on developing 3D printing technology that can be helpful for […]

Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

Cultivated Protein Startup Avant Meats To Slash Costs By 90% In New Partnership With QuaCell

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered cell-based marine protein startup Avant Meats has announced a strategic partnership with Guangdong-based biotech firm QuaCell, which will enable a 90% production cost reduction. With more cost-efficient production, Avant says its scale-up plans will be pushed forward by “at least 12 months”, as the company continues to work towards commercialising its cell-based seafood […]

Cultivated Meat Has 92% Lower Climate Impact & Will Reach Price Parity By 2030, Says New Research

5 Mins Read The far reduced climate impact of cell-based meat has been revealed in a new first-of-a-kind life cycle assessment published by the alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute (GFI), showcasing that proteins cultivated directly from cells can save up to 92% of greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to other environmental savings. In a separate analysis, the […]

Latin America: Plant-Based Meat Startups & Brands To Watch

5 Mins Read The Latin American alt protein market is exploding. We recently did an overview of the space, in which we highlighted that 90% of the population want to eat more plant-based foods, according to an Ingredion survey. We recently spoke to regional expert Emmanuel Besserve (an interview worth reading for anyone keen to learn more about […]

Aleph Farms Partners With Food Giant BRF To Launch Cultivated Meat In Brazil

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech Aleph Farms has announced a new partnership with Brazilian food conglomerate BRF, who owns the likes of Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy, to bring cell-based meat to Brazil. The new collaboration between the two firms will involve co-developing and producing cultivated proteins using Aleph Farms’ patented technology, coming shortly after a similar agreement […]