A partnership between TU Delft, DSM, VIVOLTA, and Meatable has been awarded an Open
Technology Program grant by the NWO (Dutch Research Council) for research into the use
of protein-based biopolymers for potential food and healthcare applications, including soft
tissue repair. The grant of one million euros will fund a five-year research project into the
scalability and cost-effectiveness of producing elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) and non-
animal derived collagen. The project will be led by prof. dr. Gijsje Koenderink, professor at
the Bio nanoscience Department, and prof. dr. Jean-Marc Daran, who specializes in
Industrial Microbiology at TU Delft.
DSM’s world-class biotechnology competences will be critical in producing synthetic
biopolymer prototypes to be studied by the other consortium members. DSM Biomedical,
part of DSM and the world’s biomaterials expert, will leverage their longstanding expertise
to assess the non-animal derived prototypes and post-process scaffolds for soft tissue repair
applications. VIVOLTA will assess the recombinant materials for electrospinning feasibility in
pure and composite materials.
Meatable will test the prototypes as scaffolds and conduct a digestibility study on the
optimized ELPs, which can contribute towards scaling the production of cultivated meats
and whole cuts. Meatable works with porcine and bovine
pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in (perfusion) bioreactors using opti-ox technology; a process
in which ELPs have the potential to offer better cell differentiation and tissue development.
These benefits could improve the meat quality and process efficiency, bringing Meatable
closer to realizing its mission: delicious meat without the drawbacks on animal welfare.
Tue 03 Oct 2023
Meatable has held a full tasting experience of its cultivated pork meat products in Singapore on September 27th. The tasting of its flagship sausages and pulled pork allows the company to collect valuable feedback from the press and relevant stakeholders in order to further develop, optimize and launch its products in restaurants and supermarkets, with a view to have them on sale in 2024.
Tue 08 Aug 2023
Meatable, the industry-leading food tech company, announced today it has raised $35 million in new funding to bring the company’s total funding so far to $95 million. Led by Agronomics, the successful close saw Invest-NL, a Dutch impact fund, join as a new investor, contributing $17 million. The round also drew renewed support from existing investors, including BlueYard, Bridford, MilkyWay, DSM Venturing and Taavet Hinrikus (chairman and founder of Wise).
Wed 05 Jul 2023
Vandaag is bekend geworden dat gecultiveerd vlees en vis onder gecontroleerde omstandigheden ook in Nederland geproefd kunnen gaan worden. Hiervoor is een ‘Code of Practice’ opgesteld door het Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit en het Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport, in samenwerking met de Nederlandse kweekvleesproducenten Meatable en Mosa Meat en HollandBIO.