Integriculture is a Japanese cellular agriculture company making cellular agriculture products. The company was founded on October 23, 2015 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. Yuki Hanyu founded Integriculture on October 23, 2015 as a spin-off from a non-profit citizen science community Shojinmeat Project, as a way to make commercial cellar agricultural products with what was developed in Shojinmeat Project.
Integriculture uses a "Coculture" approach for producing their cellular agricultural products. They have made a cell culturing system that grows muscles cells and liver cells in a connected bioreactor. The liver cells are capable of producing growth factors needed by the muscle cells, and the transfer of the growth factors to the muscle cells is taken care of by Integriculture's coculture bioreactor. These coculturing techniques allows Integriculture to significantly lower the cost of producing clean meat using cellular agricultural techniques. Coculturing is a major part of the "Culnet System" being employed by Integriculture for the large scale management of cell cultures at industrial scales. Integriculture plans on producing non-food cellular agriculture products in 2020 at their first commercial plant in Tokyo.
On November 16, 2017 Integirculture and the Women's Medical University of Tokyo signed a joint research deal for research into how to successfully industrialize cellular agriculture and tissue engineering.
On December 28, 2016 Inegriculture closed its first round of seed funding. The seed round was lead by Glocalink, who invested and undisclosed amount of money in Integriculture in exchange for the third-party allotment of new shares.
On April 27, 2018 Integriculture received ¥300M (~$2.7 million USD) in seed funding from Real Tech Fund, the Japanese government, Beyond Next Ventures, Euglena Co., and Dr. Hiroaki Kitano (CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories).
Growth guidance system, growth induction controller, growth guidance control method, and the growth induction control program
Growth induction system, growth induction control apparatus, growth induction control method, and growth induction control program
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