ISRAEL, Tel Aviv. The Israeli Innovation Authority awards grant to food tech pioneer SuperMeat to establish an open high-throughput screening system for optimising cultivated meat feed ingredients.
According to the cultivated meat company, it will use the funding to set up the world's largest open high-throughput system for cultivated meat media ingredients, supplements and cell scaffolds for cultivated meat production.
As part of this effort, SuperMeat partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific, which provided the screening platform and will support the development and operation of the system. The system will allow SuperMeat to screen a high volume of materials every month, helping identify the highest quality ingredients with the lowest costs.
By optimising the ingredients for the cell feed, the company expects to significantly lower production costs and improve product quality – providing an open standard for cell feed ingredients that can be used by cultivated meat companies around the world moving toward commercialisation.
"The system establishment supported by this grant will allow SuperMeat to leverage the cultivated meat production technology it has built to help reduce costs and provide the cultivated meat industry an open platform for commercialisation through its strategic partners globally," said Ido Savir, CEO of SuperMeat.
This announcement comes on the heels of two strategic partnerships. Most recently, the company announced partnering with
Ajinomoto, a global food ingredient and biotechnology leader, to establish a commercially viable supply chain platform for the cultivated meat industry.
SuperMeat has also signed a memorandum of understanding with
PHW Group, one of Europe's largest poultry producers, to manufacture and distribute cultivated meat at a large scale for European consumers.