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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 […]

Hong Kong Cell-Based Seafood Startup Avant Enters Skincare With Cultivated Marine Protein

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cultivated seafood startup Avant Meats has announced the launch of its cell-based functional protein for cosmeceutical products, marking its first foray into the skincare market. Produced in a traceable and controlled environment using the startup’s cell culture biotechnology, their new product, Zellulin, is described as the first of its kind and a sustainable […]

Avant Meats Forms Strategic Partnership With Vietnam Seafood Giant To Bring Cultivated Fish To Market

3 Mins Read Avant Meats, the Hong Kong-based food tech developing cell-based seafood, has announced a new strategic partnership with Vinh Hoan Corporation (VHC), the world’s largest pangasius fish producer based in Vietnam. The partnership will see Avant Meats leverage VHC’s global sales network and manufacturing capabilities, with the view to accelerate the commercialisation of its cultivated fish […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Closes US$3.1M Seed Round To Commercialise Cultivated Fish In 2021

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Avant Meats, the city’s only startup working on cell-based protein, has just closed a US$3.1 million seed funding round. Avant received backing from prominent regional and international investors, including the chairman of the world’s largest responsible tilapia producer. The food tech says that the financing will help accelerate its scale-up plans towards the […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

10 Reasons Why Cultivated Meat Is The Future Of Protein: The Case For Lab-Grown

8 Mins Read Lab-grown, cultured, cell-based – all these terms refer to cultivated meat, whereby animal flesh or byproducts are produced without any animal killing. And no, we aren’t talking about plant-based alternatives such as Beyond Meat or Omnipork. We’re talking about actual animal flesh grown inside bioreactors using cellular agriculture and tissue engineering instead of traditional animal […]

#IWD2020: 8 Asian Women Changing The Future Of Food

5 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally recognised on the March 8th every year, and represents a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. With climate change and global environmental issues topic on the world agenda this year, Green Queen hopes to highlight the women […]

8 Asian Food Tech Startups Innovating The Future Of Food

8 Mins Read Did you know that we’ve got a whole army of foodtech companies rising revolutionising our global food system right here in Asia? From using biotech and cell-based solutions to create “clean” meat, to making plant-based formulas for vegan-friendly meat, here are 8 Asian startups in driving serious change and making inroads in the fight for […]

5 Inspiring Startups Looking To Change The World From Cell-Based Cotton To Micro-Algae ‘Chicken’

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Food Tech accelerator Brinc just announced their latest cohort and there are some inspiring startups working to solve some of the world’s more pressing issues including malnutrition, the rise of diabetes and the environmental footprint of livestock farming. From food safety to cleaner protein to increased nutrient density, we round up the five […]

The 5 Best Food Tech Startups At Food’s Future Summit

6 Mins Read The Food’s Future Summit took place on the 11th – 12th October, showcasing the most innovative food industry players as well as keynotes, exclusive launches and panel talks about solutions to our global food system. At our current rate, we may only be able to feed half of the global population by 2050 – making […]

Lab-Grown Food To Drive Collapse Of Beef & Dairy Industry By 2030 Says New Report

4 Mins Read A new report conducted by independent think tank RethinkX concludes that the beef and dairy industries are in a “death spiral” and will collapse by 2030, predicting that the bold disruption will be driven by new food technologies, including cell-based meat and plant-based analogs, that are rapidly innovating to replace the currently carbon and resource-intensive […]

Avant Meats, Hong Kong’s First Cell-Based Seafood Startup Looks To Tackle Demand For Prized Fish Maw & Sea Cucumber

3 Mins Read Cell-based meat, also known as lab-grown meat or cultured-meat, is trending right now with headlines about cruelty-free chicken nuggets and shrimp wowing inaugural tasters and Hong Kong-born cell-based seafood startup Avant Meats is riding the wave. Grown in exacting and controlled conditions in a laboratory environment, cell-based meat and seafood is viewed by many as […]

The Demand Is There: Study Shows Asian Consumers Welcome Lab-Grown & Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

3 Mins Read A recent survey revealed clean meat and plant-based meat alternatives have become more globally accepted, especially in the Asian market. This could mean new opportunities for Silicon Valley food-tech start-ups, but also more competition as Asian sustainable industries catch on. According to EuroNews, the global meat substitutes market was estimated at US$ 4.6 billion last […]