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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 […]

BlueNalu Partners With Mitsubishi & Thai Union To Bring Cell-Cultured Seafood To Asian Markets

4 Mins Read BlueNalu has teamed up with leading Asian seafood giants Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation to accelerate the launch of cell-cultured seafood across Asia-Pacific. The move is part of the Californian food tech’s Asia-focused strategy, given the strong potential to disrupt the fast-growing demand for seafood in key populous Asian markets with its sustainable cultivated alternatives.  […]

Israeli Startup BioMilk Becomes First Cell-Based Milk Maker To Go Public

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech BioMilk went public on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) this month, becoming the world’s first publicly traded cell-based milk company. The startup produces real cow’s milk and human breast milk directly from cells, and plans to release its first samples over the next two years. BioMilk also revealed it could be […]

Y Combinator-Backed Orbillion Bio Secures US$5M To Bring Its Cell-Cultured Wagyu Beef, Bison & Sheep To Market

4 Mins Read Female-founded food tech Orbillion Bio recently raised US$5M in its seed round for the development of its cruelty-free lab-grown alternatives to ‘heritage meats’ like wagyu beef, elk, sheep, and American bison. Silicon Valley-based Orbillion Bio closed its oversubscribed round with support from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, biotech industry experts, and European deep tech investors like One […]

Op-Ed: Has Cultured Meat Already Been Cancelled For French School Lunches, Before Even Coming To Market?

4 Mins Read In an op-ed column for Le Monde, Nathalie Rolland, a specialist in cellular agriculture and co-founder of Agriculture Cellulaire France, denounces the adoption of an anti-ecological amendment by France’s National Assembly that was slipped into the Climate and Resilience Act at the last minute. Le Monde has granted permission for the original piece published on […]

Czech Startup Bene Meat Technologies Is Bringing Cultured Meat To Eastern Europe

4 Mins Read While the cell-based protein space has heated up rapidly in Western Europe, the U.S. and Asia-Pacific in recent years, startups tapping cellular agriculture to sustainably produce meat remain few and far between in Central and Eastern Europe. Bene Meat Technologies is changing that. Led by a team of Czech biotechnologists and food scientists, the Prague-based […]

Jellatech Raises US$2M Pre-Seed To Bring Cell-Based Collagen & Gelatin To Market

4 Mins Read Jellatech, the North Carolina-based startup dedicated to developing animal-free collagen and gelatin ingredients, has announced the closing of a US$2 million pre-seed round. The new funds, which come ahead of the launch of its first cell-based ingredient samples, will fuel the company’s continued development of its animal-free products for the F&B, skincare and medical industries. […]

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.  […]

108Labs To Launch Cell-Based ‘Whole-Human Infant Formula’ With Antibodies Against Pathogens

3 Mins Read Cellular agriculture biotech 108Labs is developing “whole-human infant formula” that contains the biosimilar secretory antimicrobial antibodies from mother’s milk. The discovery, made during the development of its patent-pending Colostrupedics formula, could provide newborns with protection against gastrointestinal pathogens, putting 108Labs’ cell-based solution at the forefront of disrupting the infant nutrition market.  108Labs, the U.S.-based biotech […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]