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Meatable Appoints Industry Execs to Board of Directors, Ramps up for 2024 Market Launch

Netherlands-based cultivated pork producer Meatable announces the appointments of Lorne Abony and Patricia Malarkey to its Board of Directors. The Duch startup utilises pluripotent stem cells with patented opti-ox™ technology, enabling cells to multiply and differentiate into mature muscle and fat cells. Meatable says that this technology allows cells to be differentiated in just 8 days and claims this is the fastest process in the world. After raising $35M in August last year, Meatable went on to inaugurate a new pilot facility to expand the production capacity of its cultivated pork platform, and this January announced it had submitted a dossier to hold the country’s first legally sanctioned cultivated meat tasting. An exciting juncture Says Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO, “Meatable is at an …

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Meatable Prepares for First Cultivated Pork Tasting in the Netherlands, Mosa Meat to Follow with Cultivated Beef 

Dutch cultivated pork company Meatable announces that it has submitted a dossier to hold the country’s first legally sanctioned cultivated meat tasting. As soon as the experts give the green light, Meatable will host the first-ever tasting of its cultivated pork products. Only last November, the company opened a new pilot facility to expand the production ahead of a cultivated pork launch poised for 2024.  Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO at Meatable, said: “We can’t wait to invite people to try our delicious pork sausages and experience for themselves that it doesn’t just look and taste like meat, it is meat.” The first EU tastings of cultivated beef The news follows the recent launch of an independent Expert Committee by Cellular Agriculture Netherlands (CANS) on behalf …

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Meatable's CEO Krijn de Nood cutting the ribbon of the company's new pilot facility

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Cultivated Meat

Netherlands: Meatable Opens Larger Pilot Facility Ahead of 2024 Cultivated Pork Launch

Dutch biotech company Meatable yesterday inaugurated a new pilot facility at the Bio Science Park in Leiden, the Netherlands, to expand the production capacity of its cultivated pork platform. The new pilot facility follows a successful $35 million Series B round this summer, which brought the company’s raised capital for cultivated pork to $95 million. According to Meatable, the new 3300m2 facility is twice the size of its previous office and lab space. It has a bioreactor capacity of 200 L (500 L in the future), allowing the company to expand its production from the previous 50 L. The company states that this expansion is an important milestone in producing and testing larger quantities of cultivated pork products as it prepares for a commercial launch in …

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Investments & Finance

Meatable Raises $35M for Cultivated Pork, Bringing Total Raised to $95M

Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable announces it has raised $35 million in a new funding round to accelerate the launch of its pork products, sausages, and dumplings, poised for launch in Singapore in next year. This new funding will also help the company optimize its production process to become cost-competitive and scale to commercial volumes successfully. Meatable claims it can grow cultivated pork sausage in only eight days — 30 times faster than rearing a pig for pork. This world’s breakthrough and its efforts to receive regulatory approval in Singapore have put the company in the spotlight. Led by Agronomics, the round saw a new investor, the Dutch fund Invest NL, which backed Meatable with $17 million. Previous investors, including BlueYard, Bridford, MilkyWay, DSM Venturing, …

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The Netherlands has become the first European country to allow cultivated meat and seafood tastings

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Politics & Law

The Netherlands Makes History as First European Country to Allow Cultivated Meat and Seafood Tastings

The Netherlands has become the first European country to allow cultivated meat and seafood tastings, even before an EU novel food approval. Today the Dutch government announced that the much-awaited tastings will soon take place under limited conditions. Although the first piece of cultivated meat was developed in the Netherlands, until now, it was illegal for anyone — even scientists — to taste it. But after this historic agreement, investors, partners, consumers, and scientists will soon taste Mosa Meat’s beef burgers, Meatable‘s cultivated pork, and future developments. Krijn de Nood, CEO at Meatable, comments: “This is great news for the Netherlands. We know cultivated meat can significantly help reduce climate impact. By enabling the tasting of cultivated meat, The Netherlands maintains its pioneering role in Europe and …

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Interviews

Meatable: “Our Full Process From Cell to Sausage Currently Only Takes Eight Days”

Netherlands-based cultivated meat company Meatable says, “We love meat. We see it as an essential part of a balanced diet. What we don’t love is industrial farming. It’s bad for the planet.” By way of a solution, Meatable is creating cultivated pork with the familiar bite, texture, and taste of pig meat. And at a surprising rate; the company claims it can cultivate high-quality pork meat in just eight days. Meatable says it expects to launch into foodservice next year and for its first product to come to retail in 2025, which, scarily, is just 18 months away. We spoke with Krijn de Nood, CEO and co-founder of Meatable, to find out more. Tell us the story behind the creation of Meatable We founded Meatable …

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Meatable: “Our Full Process From Cell to Sausage Currently Only Takes Eight Days”

Netherlands-based cultivated meat company Meatable says, “We love meat. We see it as an essential part of a balanced diet. What we don’t love is industrial farming. It’s bad for the planet.” By way of a solution, Meatable is creating cultivated pork with the familiar bite, texture, and taste of pig meat. And at a surprising rate; the company claims it can cultivate high-quality pork meat in just eight days. Meatable says it expects to launch into foodservice next year and for its first product to come to retail in 2025, which, scarily, is just 18 months away. We spoke with Krijn de Nood, CEO and co-founder of Meatable, to find out more. Tell us the story behind the creation of Meatable We founded Meatable …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Cultivated Chicken Approved for Sale to US Consumers: Industry Figures Respond

This week, as the majority of vegconomist readers will be aware, the USDA gave final approval to both UPSIDE Foods and Eat Just’s GOOD Meat division, for the sale of their novel foods to US consumers under the label cell-cultivated chicken. This regulatory approval means that the public should be able to order slaughter-free chicken within weeks. The restaurant selected for launch by UPSIDE is Bar Crenn in San Francisco, a restaurant owned by the three Michelin-star chef Dominique Crenn. And renowned restaurateur Chef José Andrés, owner of José Andrés Group, which operates more than 30 restaurants, will be the first in the country to serve GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken at a yet-to-be-disclosed restaurant in Washington DC. Here’s what the GFI, ProVeg, and Meatable have to say …

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Meatable reveals process to make cultivated pork in just eight days

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Meatable Reveals “World-First” Breakthrough: High-Quality Cultivated Pork in Just 8 Days

Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable has achieved a world-first breakthrough in its mission to produce cultivated meat at scale.   After working for over a year to improve the efficiency of its superior differentiation process and the quality of its fat and muscle tissue, the company claims it can cultivate high-quality pork meat in just eight days, whereas the process previously took three weeks.   As a result, Meatable can create cultivated pork with the familiar bite, texture, and taste of traditional meat efficiently and at lower costs (rearing a pig for pork takes around eight months).  Harm-free meat Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO of Meatable, said: “This marks a very important milestone for Meatable. We’ve now demonstrated that we have the world’s most efficient process, …

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Meatable Hosts First Tasting of Its Cultivated Meat in Singapore, Aims for 2024 Launch

Meatable has held a tasting for its cultivated meat in Singapore, inviting a select group of retail partners and the Singaporean Economic Development Board to sample cultivated pork sausages. The event was the Dutch company’s first ever tasting, and took place following approval from the Singapore Food Agency to ensure safety standards were met. For Meatable, this is an important step towards receiving regulatory approval to sell its products commercially. Feedback was very positive, with guests commenting that “the taste and texture were great” and “cultivated meat is probably the future of meat”. “The Meatable sausage I tasted today was very delicious. I wouldn’t have known if you didn’t tell me it was cultivated meat,” said Karen Tay, managing director at the distributor Classic Fine …

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Krijn de Nood en Daan Luining, oprichters van Meatable.

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Meatable Jointly Secures €1M for Cultivated Meat Scaffolding R&D

A Dutch consortium of businesses and academia, including cultivated meat pioneer Meatable, DSM, VIVOLTA, and TU Delft, has been awarded the Open Technology Programme by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).   The programme will grant the consortium €1 million to fund a five-year research project using protein-based biopolymers such as elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) for food and healthcare applications, including soft tissue repair. According to Meatable, ELPs have the potential to create the scaffolds necessary for developing cultivated meat products, including whole cuts.  Creating synthetic biopolymer prototypes TU Delft’s professors, Dr. Gijsje Koenderink and Dr. Jean-Marc Daran, will lead the research project to study the scalability and cost-effectiveness of ELPs and non-animal-derived collagen.  Participants companies DSM and VIVOLTA will add their “world-class biotechnology competence,” which is critical …

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Business Wire

Global Cultured Meat Markets Report – By 2040, a Projected 60% of Meat will be Created from Cells Grown Within Bioreactors and Sold Across Grocery Stores and Restaurants Worldwide

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “The Global Market for Cultured Meat – Market Size, Trends, Competitors, and Forecasts (2022)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. By 2040, a projected 60% of the meat will be created from cells grown within bioreactors and sold across grocery stores and restaurants worldwide. The rise of the cultured meat market will be supported by the sustainability of the process, as well as the industry’s ability to provide “tailor-made nutrition” through its meat and seafood products. Recent surveys indicate that nearly 50% of the consumers do not have any reservations about cultured meat. Over the next 10 to 20 years, the cultured meat market is projected to act as a major disruptor to the conventional meat market. The number of startups focused …

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World’s First Hybrid Cultivated Meat Innovation Center Coming in 2023

Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable announces a partnership with Singaporean plant-based butcher Love Handle to build the world’s first hybrid cultivated meat innovation center in Singapore. The two companies will jointly invest around $6 million to inaugurate the center in 2023 and will collaborate to develop hybrid meat products for the Singaporean and global markets. The Future of Meat innovation center will unite the two alternative protein sectors to satisfy the world’s growing demand for meat without harming the planet. It will also serve as a testing ground for other food tech startups looking to create new products. Krijn de Nood, Meatable‘s co-founder and CEO, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with Love Handle to build the world’s first innovation center for hybrid cultivated meat products. Ken …

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Meatable Partners With Esco Aster to Develop “Singapore’s First Cultivated Pork”

Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable has announced it is partnering with Esco Aster to become Singapore’s first cultivated pork producer. Esco Aster is the world’s only commercially licensed cultivated meat manufacturer, and the two companies will work to develop cultivated pork for launch at selected Singaporean restaurants in 2024. They plan to enter supermarkets the following year. The first cultivated pork products to launch are likely to be dumplings and sausages. Meatable first revealed its “groundbreaking” sausages earlier this year, and is working with Singaporean chefs to develop bespoke pork for use in the dumplings. Expansion The past two years have been significant for Meatable, which raised $47 million in a Series A funding round last year. The company said it would use the funding …

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Interviews

Meatable: “Championing a New Way of Producing Meat Without Hurting Animals, People, or the Planet”

Netherlands-based Meatable is growing “real, tasty meat without harming animals or the planet,” stating, “It isn’t like meat, it is meat”. Last year the company raised $47 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total funding to $60 million, and this February hired cultivated meat industry leaders Hans Huistra as COO, Jef Pinxsteren as VP of Development, and Cees de Jong as Chairman of the Board. Caroline Wilschut, Director of Commerce & Strategy, is in charge of making sure that the finished products “are not only similar to the meat products that people already enjoy and know, they actually should taste better as our process is more sustainable and without harming any animals”. She is responsible for leading the commercial strategy for the …

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Caroline Wilschut, Meatable

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Meatable: “Championing a New Way of Producing Meat Without Hurting Animals, People, or the Planet”

Netherlands-based Meatable is growing “real, tasty meat without harming animals or the planet,” stating, “It isn’t like meat, it is meat”. Last year the company raised $47 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total funding to $60 million, and this February hired cultivated meat industry leaders Hans Huistra as COO, Jef Pinxsteren as VP of Development, and Cees de Jong as Chairman of the Board. Caroline Wilschut, Director of Commerce & Strategy, is in charge of making sure that the finished products “are not only similar to the meat products that people already enjoy and know, they actually should taste better as our process is more sustainable and without harming any animals”. She is responsible for leading the commercial strategy for the …

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People

Meatable Hires “Industry Titans” to Accelerate Expansion and Product Launch

Meatable hires new COO, VP of Development, and Chairman of the Board as it targets commercial launch. Dutch cultivated meat company Meatable has hired industry leaders for three key management roles. Hans Huistra has joined as COO, Jef Pinxsteren as VP of Development, and Cees de Jong as Chairman of the Board. Huistra was previously the president of Fonterra Europe & Africa and began his career at a Unilever meat processing plant. He will focus on preparing Meatable for its commercial launch. Pinxteren has over 25 years’ experience as a biochemist across academia and industry and will manage the development and tastings of Meatable’s products. De Jong is the former President and CEO of Chr. Hansen, as well as a former COO of Crucell and …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Meatable Raises $47 Million Series A to Continue Scaling Trajectory and Expand its Product Portfolio with Beef

Innovative food company Meatable has closed $47 million USD in its Series A funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $60 million. Meatable finalized its first showcase product in 2020 and aims to use the new funds to advance small-scale production at the Biotech Campus Delft and to diversify its product portfolio. The consortium consists of Dr. Rick Klausner, Section 32, Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, and DSM Venturing, and includes existing investors, such as BlueYard Capital, Agronomics, Humboldt, and Taavet Hinrikus, showing continued support. Dr. Rick Klausner, former director of the US National Cancer Institute and former Executive Director of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sees great potential in Meatable and its technology. “We are committed to joining Meatable in its …

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