The cultured meat foundation is aiming to use episomal reprogramming, a method to transiently introduce reprogramming genes needed to generate induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to create a bank of iPS cells from cow, pig, chicken, tuna, salmon and lobster that are grown serum free and feeder free.
The organization is a non-profit that is interested in funding scientists to achieve their goal of making cultured meat available on the market. The organization looks to develop tools for scientists and companies to make cultured meat a standard option.
Lab-grown meat has been grown since 2002, and in 1997 there was the first patent on cultured meat by a Dutch entrepreneur. This lead to a project lasting from 2005-2009 which led to the first lab hamburger. Since 2009, investors have focused on cultured meat including the Modern Agricultural Foundation from Israel, New Harvest from the United States, and the Cultured Meat Foundation. The technology to create foods falls between medical and food sciences for the foundation.
Cultured Meat - Opportunities in China - Netherlands Innovation Network
August 21, 2017
Cultured Meat Foundation
The Cultured Meat Foundation
- Cell-based and plant-based meatTopics related to cultured meat, plant-based meat, and cellular agriculture.
- Stem cellStem cells are self-renewing cells that have the potential to become multiple different cell types in the body. Stem cells are found in developing embryos. Adult stem cells maintain and repair tissues throughout life. Induced pluripotent stem cells are a type of stem cell derived from adult cells that are reprogrammed in the lab.