British cell-based meat company CellulaREvolution has raised £1M in its latest funding round, with investors including Orange Light Ventures, CPT Capital, and the Northern Accelerator Seed Investment Fund.CPT Capital is particularly significant because it has previously invested in several highly successful cultured meat startups. These include BluNalu, Memphis Meats, and Aleph Farms.
Cultivate is an annual event to discuss cellular agriculture from UK perspectives. Cellular agriculture refers to work to produce agricultural products – typically animal products – through new methods that operate at the cellular level as opposed to working with whole animals. Examples include cultured meat and fermentation-based milk.The event will feature a combination of talks and panels that will discuss activities and challenges that have risen over the last year.
We at CellulaREvolution are determined to use the latest technological advancements in bioprocessing to develop and create enabling technologies for Cultured Meat, Cell Therapy and Biologics industries. We do this by providing highly innovative bioreactors capable of continuous cell production. In order to achieve our ambitious goals, we are now seeking to recruit a Senior Bioprocessing Engineer to coordinate and lead the further development of our next generation bioreactor.
And that is what UK-based startup HigherSteaks is betting on. Co-founded in 2017 by Benjamina Bollag, a 26-year-old with a Masters in chemical engineering from Imperial College, HigherSteaks is right now in the development process and aiming to bring cultured pork — created from animal cells, not slaughtered meat — to our plates from 2022.While some of its competitors are developing steak, or chicken, HigherSteaks has chosen pork, because it is the most-consumed meat in the world, a big user of antibiotics, and also in the grip of a massive crisis due to rampaging African Swine Fever.