MyriaMeat Unveils Cultivated Pork Fillet Made 100% from Cells

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MyriaMeat Unveils 100% Muscle Cultivated Pork Fillet

German biotech startup MyriaMeat announces that it has successfully developed a cultivated pork fillet made entirely from pig cells, without the use of scaffolds for cell support or added plant protein blends for shape. The cultivated pork fillet was showcased at an event in Berlin hosted by the startup’s supporting investor, SPRIN-D, the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation. “In our company, it’s now about implementation, no longer basic research, and we have demonstrated this with our prototype developed in Göttingen within just one year, CEO Florian Hüttner shares.  Growing whole cuts MyriaMeat uses patented medical technology based on pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and parthenogenetic stem cells. This technology enables natural muscle growth, allowing the startup to grow meat pieces or whole cuts —  one of cultivated meat’s challenges.  While MyriaMeat has labelled this …

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Meatable, a Dutch producer of cell-based pork meat, has become the first company to hold an officially approved cultivated meat tasting in the European Union and the first in the Netherlands.

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Meatable Makes History as First Company to Hold a Cultivated Meat Tasting in the EU

Meatable, a Dutch producer of cell-based pork meat, has become the first company to hold an officially approved cultivated meat tasting in the European Union, and the first in the Netherlands. According to the announcement, the company held a private tasting for its cultivated pork sausages at its new headquarters in Leiden after receiving approval for product safety from the third-party committee sanctioned by the Dutch government. Important to note here is that Australian company Vow recently held Europe’s first official cultivated meat tasting featuring gourmet dishes crafted with Vow’s cultivated quail. However, this took place in Iceland which is not a member of the EU, and the Meatable news relates specifically to the first tasting in an EU country. Joining Meatable at this historic …

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Meatable Slashes Production Time for Cultivated Pork: Cell to Sausage in Four Days

Cultivated pork producer Meatable announces a new production milestone: from cell to sausage in “only four days”. This new record surpasses the company’s previous eight-day process, making it the quickest cell-cultivating method in the world, the company claims. “This process is 60 times faster than traditional pig farming and involves nothing more than pulling a single cell once from a pig without causing harm,” says the Dutch startup. A record-speed platform To turn cells into a product more quickly than other methods of cultivating meat, Meatable has developed a cost-effective platform using pluripotent stem cells (known for their self-renewal capacity and fast proliferation) and a technology called opti-ox™ developed by co-founder Dr. Mark Kotter.   This platform replicates the natural growth of cells, allowing them to differentiate …

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Mewery, a Czech biotech developing cultivated pork using microalgae, has been awarded a non-dilutive grant of almost €200,000 by the Czech government.

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Czech Government Supports Mewery with €200K Grant to Cultivate Pork

Mewery, a Czech biotech developing cultivated pork using microalgae, has been awarded a non-dilutive grant of almost €200,000 by the Czech government through the CzechInvest Technological Incubator. With the funds, Mewery will conduct comprehensive studies to improve the efficiency of its platform as it prepares to scale up. According to the announcement, the studies will focus on cell characterization, exploring the metabolites involved in their growth, and analyzing gene expression patterns (transcriptomics) to gain insights into cellular processes and interactions. “The CzechInvest’s investment is a significant endorsement of Mewery’s innovative approach to cultivated meat. This knowledge will be essential for designing a near-future scalable production process that is efficient, cost-effective, and meets the highest quality standards,” shares Roman Lauš, Founder and CEO of Mewery.  Slaughter-free pork Headquartered in Brno …

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Magic Valley develops cultivated premium pork made with FBS-free tech

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Magic Valley Unveils Cultivated Premium Pork Made with Signature FBS-Free Tech

After last year’s launch of a cultivated lamb prototype, Melbourne-based agrifood company Magic Valley announces the successful development of a cultivated premium pork product showcased in filled dumplings. Magic Valley’s lamb and pork prototypes are said to be developed “completely free” of fetal bovine serum (FBS) with the company’s signature breakthrough technology, unlocking an ethical and sustainable way of producing meat.   Cultivated pork milestone In a released statement, Paul Bevan, founder and CEO of Magic Valley, said he was thrilled to achieve this significant milestone for Australia’s alternative protein industry to support the UN with its goals to feed the world’s growing population.  “The global cultivated meat market is set to reach $630 billion by 2040, giving Australia enormous opportunity to contribute to this burgeoning …

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Mewery Develops “World’s First” Prototype Based on Cultivated Pork and Microalgae

In October 2022, Czech cultivated pork startup Mewery announced it had obtained the proof of concept for growing mammalian cells using microalgae growth factors instead of fetal bovine serum.  Just a few months later, after proving the feasibility of its cultivation process, Mewery announces the successful development of a cultivated pork prototype using its proprietary microalgae-based growth medium. An important milestone for the company, which claims that its medium saves 70% of the costs compared to conventional FBS methods, bridging the price parity challenge with animal meat. This development, according to the company,  is the world’s first cultivated pork prototype consisting of 100% cells —75% pork and 25% microalgae cells — contrasting with many prototypes that rely on plant proteins for texture and consistency, says …

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