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Muscle stem cell isolation and in vitro culture for meat production: A methodological review

Cultured muscle tissue-based protein products, also known as cultured meat, are produced through in vitro myogenesis involving muscle stem cell culture and differentiation, and mature muscle cell processing for flavor and texture. This review focuses on the in vitro myogenesis for cultured meat production. The muscle stem cell-based in vitro muscle tissue production consists of a sequential process: (1) muscle sampling for stem cell collection, (2) muscle tissue dissociation and muscle stem cell isolation, (3) primary cell culture, (4) upscaled cell culture, (5) muscle differentiation and maturation, and (6) muscle tissue harvest. Although muscle stem cell research is a well-established field, the majority of these steps remain to be underoptimized to enable the in vitro creation of edible muscle-derived meat products. The profound understanding of the process would help not only cultured meat production but also business sectors that have been seeking new biomaterials for the food industry. In this review, we discuss comprehensively and in detail each step of cutting-edge methods for cultured meat production. This would be meaningful for both academia and industry to prepare for the new era of cellular agriculture.

Source: Muscle stem cell isolation and in vitro culture for meat production: A methodological review – PubMed

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Analysis of Scientific and Press Articles Related to Cultured Meat for a Better Understanding of Its Perception

The main conclusion is that cultured meat is mainly developing in the USA and the UK, with other countries, such as China, observing the trend for potential future applications. Scientific articles seemed initially to focus mainly on technical aspects of artificial meat and more recently on health value, consumer’s acceptance, and sustainability. However, the potential environment-friendly effects of this novel food are more and more studied or described in scientific or press articles.

Source: Analysis of Scientific and Press Articles Related to Cultured Meat for a Better Understanding of Its Perception – PubMed

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Scientific, sustainability and regulatory challenges of cultured meat

Here, we review the scientific and social challenges in transforming cultured meat into a viable commercial option, covering aspects from cell selection and medium optimization to biomaterials, tissue engineering, regulation and consumer acceptance.

Source: Scientific, sustainability and regulatory challenges of cultured meat | Nature Food

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Conceptual Evolution and Scientific Approaches About Synthetic Meat

Cellular agriculture has been considered a mechanism to enable the generation of animal protein in the laboratory. Notwithstanding, this emerging technology, still on an experimental scale, is imbued with speculations, paradoxes, and ambiguities. So, the objective of this research was to analyze how synthetic meat is considered in the scientific context from the perspective of cellular agriculture considering its trajectory and its approaches. For this, we used a systematic review of the literature with detailed analysis of 109 manuscripts and application of network analysis of co-citations and predominance.

Source: Conceptual Evolution and Scientific Approaches About Synthetic Meat – PubMed

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The Myth of Cultured Meat: A Review

This review aims to update the current knowledge on this subject by focusing on recent publications and issues not well described previously. The main conclusion is that no major advances were observed despite many new publications. Indeed, in terms of technical issues, research is still required to optimize cell culture methodology.

Source: The Myth of Cultured Meat: A Review. – PubMed – NCBI

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Lab Grown Meat 2019 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2020

2019 Review A Modest Beginning “Meat sludge” is the most basic and unstructured output of cell based meat. What about flavor, shape, and texture? Well, that’s where things get difficult.  2019 may have marked a realization from cell based meat companies to start with “hybrid lab grown meat” products blended with plant based fats and proteins.[…]

Source: Lab Grown Meat 2019 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2020 – Cell Based Tech