Cultured Meat

We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium. 

Winston Churchill, 1932, "Fifty Years Hence" in Popular Mechanics

What is cultured meat?

Cell-cultured meat, also called clean meat, is a groundbreaking technology in the field of Cellular agriculture and it’s poised to revolutionize the global food system.

Rather than obtaining meat from animals, cultured meat is produced by taking a painless small sample of animal cells (technically called biopsy) into culture media to let them proliferate and grow in a culture outside of the animal.

What are the benefits of cultured meat vs. traditional meat production?

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up to 99% less land use

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up to 96% reduction in CO2 emissions

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up to 96% less water use

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up to 45% decrease in energy use

What are the difficulties to create cultured meat?

Finding the perfect cell line

Using the correct line of stem cells for the production of cultured meat is essential. The most important aspect is the number of doublings the cell line can sustain. If the number is too low, it will be hard to and practically impossible to produce a large enough quantity of cells at a reasonable price.

Mass production of cells

Assuming you found a well dividing cell line, the next challenge is the mass production of cells. While culture media already exist, they are nowhere near the price you’d need to produce cells on an industrial scale. In addition, it’s not yet certain which form of bioreactor is most suitable for mass production.

Differentiation and tissue formation

While it is easy to induce stem cells to differentiate into muscle cells in an R&D scale, the implementation in large scale production is still unclear. More importantly, if you want to create structured tissue, i.e. a cultured meat steak, even on a research level it is still challenge to create the necessary structure and vascularization.

How can OSPIN help tackle these problem?

Bioprocess & Technology Consulting

OSPIN can help you create a detailed, concrete and realistic action plan towards your companies vision of success in the cultured meat field.

Digitization & Automation

We can help you reduce manual labor costs, minimize contamination and improve reproducibility by digitizing and automating existing bioprocess.

Bioprocess Design

Define, monitor and execute your bioprocess as an automatic and fully programmable multi-step recipe with our user-friendly web browser-based user interface. 

Scaling Up: R&D to mass production

After your R&D phase we can help you translate your bioprocess to industrial scale to mass produce cultured meat at low prices.

Get in touch!

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