Czech cultivated pork meat startup Mewery claims it has proven that the company’s proprietary microalgae-based growth medium for cultivating mammalian cells without using fetal bovine serum (FBS) is feasible.
“We obtained a so-called ‘proof of concept’ of cultivating pork meat”
Developing cultivated pork meat using microalgae growth factors instead of fetal bovine serum has been Mewery’s strategy for the production of ethical and more economical cultivated meat. Mewery says it is the first European startup to use this method.
Roman Lauš, Mewery’s founder and CEO, comments: “Our microalgae-based cultivation medium is FBS-free. This was the main goal we set at the very beginning, a cultivation medium without animal products. It means meat without animal death.” He continues, “We were able to validate our method in different environments, and we obtained a so-called ‘proof of concept’ of cultivating pork meat. By the end of the year, we should have the first samples and prototype.
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