SuperMeat to accelerate cultivated meat commercialisation

New open source system aims to reduce production costs
calendar icon 15 June 2022
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SuperMeat, a food tech company developing cultivated meat, has received a grant from the Israeli Innovation Authority to establish an open high-throughput screening system for optimising cultivated meat feed ingredients, according to a company press release.

SuperMeat said it will use the funding to set up the "world's largest" open high-throughput system for cultivated meat media ingredients, supplements and cell scaffolds for cultivated meat production. To accomplish this, SuperMeat partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific, which provided a screening platform and supports the development and operation of the system. The system will allow SuperMeat to screen hundreds of thousands of materials every month, enabling the company to identify high quality ingredients with the lowest costs.

By optimising the ingredients for the cell feed (media), SuperMeat said it will be able to significantly lower production costs, and improve product quality – providing an open standard for cell feed ingredients that can be used by cultivated meat companies around the world moving toward commercialisation.

"The Israeli Innovation Authority has long been a leader in innovation of all kinds. We are honoured to receive its support to help pave the way to a standard for a healthier, more sustainable food system for all," says Ido Savir, CEO of SuperMeat. "The system establishment supported by this grant will allow SuperMeat to leverage the cultivated meat production technology it has built to help reduce costs and provide the cultivated meat industry an open platform for commercialisation through its strategic partners globally."

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