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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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exclusive: Over 78% Singaporean Consumers Willing To Try Cell-Based Seafood, Survey Finds

5 Mins Read More than three-quarters of consumers in Singapore are open to trying cultured seafood, a recent survey finds, with the primary motivations being sustainability, curiosity in the novel protein, and health and food safety concerns. The research, originally conducted by cell-based food tech Shiok Meats for internal purposes, has been shared exclusively with Green Queen Media […]

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 […]

BlueNalu Nets US$60M In Record-Breaking Cell-Based Seafood Funding Round

4 Mins Read Cell-based food tech BlueNalu has closed US$60 million in convertible note financing, in what is the largest funding round to date for the cultivated seafood industry. The food tech says that the capital will be used to fund its first commercial pilot facility to produce seafood directly from fish cells and accelerate its go-to-market plans […]

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 […]

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

3 Mins Read MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein.  Competing against more […]

Australian Cell-Based Crayfish Research Project Secures Seed Grant From New Harvest

2 Mins Read New York-based cellular agriculture research institute New Harvest has just welcomed a new research fellow, Lisa Musgrove, who is investigating crayfish growth factors and cell-culture. Musgrove is an aquaculture researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and represents the first Australian to receive seed grant money from New Harvest.  Musgrove will be using […]

GFI APAC Asian Summit On Alternative Proteins Unites Industry Online For Sector Deep Dive

4 Mins Read The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific (GFI APAC), the Asia branch of the global nonprofit advocating for and supporting the alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its inaugural virtual event. Called the Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins (ASAP), the two-day event took a deep dive into the alternative protein industry in Asia, from scientific and regulatory developments […]

GFI Launches New Data Navigation Tool To Support Alt Seafood Innovation

2 Mins Read Good Food Institute’s (GFI) has recently launched PISCES, a new data navigation tool that aims to serve as a one-stop resource for researchers and food tech startups pursuing plant-based and cultivated seafood alternatives. It is created by the GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SSI), an initiative to accelerate innovation and commercialisation of sustainable, ethical, safe and […]

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 […]