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Hong Kong’s Avant Named WEF Technology Pioneer For Cell-Cultured Seafood

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Avant, the startup making fish proteins directly from cells, has been named one of the world’s 100 most promising Technology Pioneers for 2021. The list, selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF), identifies companies that are disrupting industries using new technologies that are set to have a positive impact on health, the environment […]

Orbillion Bio Joins AMPS Coalition Bringing Cell-Cultured Proteins To U.S. Market

4 Mins Read Orbillion Bio, the Silicon Valley food tech dedicated to culturing premium heritage meats, has joined the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation). The coalition is made up of seven other U.S.-based members, including players like cell-cultured seafood maker BlueNalu and cultivated chicken startup Upside Foods, who are working together to educate consumers […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

Singapore-Based TurtleTree Announces Cell-Based Human Lactoferrin As First Commercial Product

4 Mins Read Singapore and U.S.-based food tech TurtleTree will be launching human lactoferrin as its first cell-based commercial product. Until now, lactoferrin has been derived from cow’s milk and is used in infant milk formulas for its immunity-boosting properties, as well as in performance nutrition and medical applications. TurtleTree is now gearing up to bring to market […]

Magic Valley Launches As Australia’s First Cultured Lamb Food Tech

3 Mins Read Australian startup Magic Valley has launched as the first Australian food tech cultivating lamb meat. Based in Melbourne, it wants to be the leading provider of slaughter-free cultured lamb mince, chops, strips and even lamb steaks, grown directly from cells and without the use of FBS or animal-based products. Founded by Paul Bevan, Magic Valley […]

Biomilq Says It Has Successfully Produced World’s First Cell-Cultured Human Breast Milk

5 Mins Read Mammalian milk food tech startup Biomilq has announced that it has moved from the proof-of-concept stage into proof-of-complexity, producing what it says is the “world’s first cell-cultured human milk outside of the breast”. This puts the company at the forefront of disrupting the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula industry with its far more sustainable and […]

Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Is Nestlé Gearing Up To Enter The Cell-Based Infant Milk Space?

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has posted a new opening for a specialist in mammary gland development and lactation biology, signalling that it could be preparing its entry into the cell-cultured infant milk sector. While still in its early stages, the cultivated dairy and breast milk industry could cause serious disruption to the soon-to-be US$103 billion […]

World’s First Cell-Based Alternative Dairy ‘Mylkcubator’ Program Launches

2 Mins Read Mylkcubator has launched as the world’s first incubator program dedicated to dairy alternatives produced using cellular agriculture technologies. The six-month program, open annually from 2021, is created by Pascual Innoventures, the innovation arm of Spanish dairy giant Calidad Pascual.  Pascual Innoventures has launched Mylkcubator, open to ten startups each year for a six-month hybrid incubation […]

Sejong University Develops South Korea’s First Cultured Pork Prototype, Working On Beef

3 Mins Read Researchers at Sejong University in South Korea say they have developed the country’s first cultured pork prototype. The team, led by Professor Park Sungkwon, is collaborating with Seoul National University and homegrown cultivated meat startup Space F and are planning to commercialise their cell-based technology in the future.  Sejong University’s food science and biotechnology research […]

Mosa Meat: Dutch Pioneer Slashes Animal-Free Fat Medium Costs By Over 65 Times

3 Mins Read Mosa Meat, the Dutch food tech that pioneered the world’s first cell-based beef, has announced a new R&D milestone, reducing its fat medium cost by over 65-times. The company’s “Fat Team” has also ensured that the differentiation media used to cultivate its meat is free from all animal components.  Mosa Meat has successfully reduced its […]

MeaTech To Open Pilot Plant In Europe To Produce Cultured Chicken Fat To Enhance Overall Feel Of Meat Alternatives

3 Mins Read After its recent acquisition of Belgian B2B startup Peace of Meat, 3D bioprinted cultivated meat developer MeaTech 3D has revealed its intentions to set up and operate a pilot plant to manufacture cultured chicken fat in Belgium by 2022. Israeli food-tech company Meatech 3D, which works on creating advanced technologies to manufacture cultured meat products will […]

Bluu Biosciences Secures Funds From Delivery Hero’s VC To Accelerate Cell-Based Fish In Europe

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from DX Ventures, the venture capital arm of European online food delivery giant Delivery Hero. The capital raised is part of Bluu’s seed funding round, and will go towards accelerating the food tech’s time-to-market and distribution strategy when it launches its first cell-based fish products.  Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures […]

Cell-Cultured Meat Pioneer Memphis Meats Is Now UPSIDE Foods, First Chicken Product To Launch This Year Pending Reg. Approval

4 Mins Read Following news of their historic US$161 million Series B funding round, the food tech startup formerly known as Memphis Meats is making headlines today by officially announcing that chicken will be their first cell-cultured meat product to debut in 2021 pending regulatory approval and that their name is now UPSIDE Foods, which better reflects its mission […]

Q&A w/ CellAgri Founder Ahmed Khan: Can Cell-Based Meat Be Halal?

5 Mins Read Cellular agriculture consultant Ahmed Khan is the founder of CellAgri, a news and market insights company exploring the space and tracking trends and startups. Ahmed is also the author of the first cellular agriculture eBook, ‘An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture,’ and regularly speaks at global industry conferences on the subject. Cell-cultivated meats, dairy and seafood are going to […]

Meet These 7 Agri-Food Tech Startups Of GROW’s New Female-Led Cohort

4 Mins Read GROW, the AgFunder-backed food and agri-tech focused accelerator, has just welcomed its new cohort of startups set to join its program in Singapore. These startups have been selected for their food chain resilience and sustainability solutions, innovating novel foods and ingredients, alternative proteins and fixing the key issues of food waste, decarbonisation and more. GROW’s […]