Making large-scale cultivated meat production more affordable

Tuesday, 14 December, 2021

Making large-scale cultivated meat production more affordable

Aleph Farms, an early developer of cultivated meat, and WACKER, a supplier of protein production technologies, have announced the development of a streamlined way of producing the growth medium proteins used to make cultivated meat.

The proteins are a necessary part of cultivated meat growing but are often prohibitively expensive. The agreement between Aleph Farms and WACKER is an open supply chain solution which is expected to enable the industry to scale and achieve price parity faster, eliminating a key hurdle in the commercial viability of cultivated meat.

“Bringing down the cost and making suitable raw materials available at this key moment in the scale-up of production is imperative to taking cultivated meat mainstream and driving impact,” said Didier Toubia, co-founder and CEO of Aleph Farms.

“Investing in the development of a supply chain solution available to the entire industry is a direct result of our innovative and inclusive business model and the impetus behind our partnership with WACKER.”

“The market for cultivated meat is advancing rapidly and we want to contribute to making it an affordable reality for everyone,” added Susanne Leonhartsberger, President of WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, WACKER’s life science division.

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