Pluristem Announce the Closing of its Collaboration with Tnuva Group to Establish Cultured Food Platform

Leading biotechnology company Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTI) (TASE: PSTI) (“Pluristem”) and Israel’s largest food producer Tnuva Group (“Tnuva”) announced today the closing of its landmark collaboration to develop, manufacture and commercialize cell-based products for the food industry. The collaboration is a major step forward to bringing sustainable cultured food to everyday consumers globally. Source: … Read more

Can $100 million get Wildtype’s cell-grown ‘sushi-grade’ salmon into the wild?

Wildtype, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit that’s developing cultured salmon from cells outside the animal, just raised $100 million in Series B funding to make its product ubiquitous, from top restaurants to grocery stores. Whether it can pull off this plan is a question mark, but it’s easy to see what has its new investors … Read more

Will We Soon Be Eating Chicken Grown From Animal Cells?

David Kaplan oversees the new National Institute for Cellular Agriculture at Tufts University, which in October received a $10 million grant from the Department of Agriculture to study cellular meat, from production to consumer acceptance. He prefers the term cultured meat. “Really, there is nothing artificial about this,” he said. Source: Will We Soon Be … Read more

Upside Foods acquires cultivated seafood company

Cultivated meat company Upside Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has acquired Cultured Decadence, a Madison, Wis.-based cellular agriculture company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2020 by John Pattison and Ian Johnson, two veterans of the lab-grown meat industry, Cultured Decadence uses cell culture and tissue engineering to create seafood, specifically shellfish products, … Read more

Cultured meat that looks and handles like real meat

MeaTech 3D Ltd., a relatively new international food technology company specializing in cultured meat, demonstrated a significant improvement in its differentiation process from stem cells to muscle fibers. The company has succeeded in accelerating the formation of real living muscle fibers and enhancing their quality to mirror key characteristics of farm-raised meat. Source: Cultured meat … Read more

Cultured Meat Advances Toward the Market

In September 2021, as part of efforts to address this challenge, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to a multi-institute team of researchers, including Ovissipour, for the creation of a National Institute of Cellular Agriculture—the first ever investment by the USDA in lab-based meat production. Source: Cultured Meat … Read more

Aleph Farms launches cultivated steak pilot production

Israeli cultured meat company Aleph Farms has announced that it has moved into its new headquarters in Rehovot. The new 6,000 square meters facility, at an investment of NIS 40 million, increases the company’s operations six-fold, and will allow Aleph Farms to launch pilot production for cultivated steaks, build an R&D center to enhance its … Read more