Ever After Foods debuts bioreactor platform for cultivated meat production
Ever After Foods, formerly known as Plurinuva, has launched its patented bioreactor platform to produce cultivated meat.
Backed by Israeli food producer, Tnuva Group, the company has developed the “first production platform that can bring cultivated meat to the mass market at scale”.
Yaky Yanay, Pluri CEO and president and chairman of Ever After Foods, said:
“In less than a year, Ever After Foods developed a solution unlike any other in the market through massive technological advancements that evolved the original biotech-focused technology into a food-grade platform. We see incredible potential for Ever After Foods to transform cells into high-quality cultivated meat products.”
The bioreactor system for cultivated meat production tackles the scaling challenges faced by those in the industry. Its manufacturing plants will require lower capital expenditures and lower production costs. According to the company, these will provide a 700% increase in productivity when compared to other cultivated meat technology platforms.
Ever After Foods CEO, Eyal Rosenthal, commented: “Current cultivated meat companies all use very similar methods for growing cells and face insurmountable challenges when it comes to scaling production in a cost-effective manner. To achieve cost parity, their methods will demand huge bioreactors of more than 10,000 litres, which are infeasible for use with animal cells.”
He continued: “Ever After Foods’ disruptive technology enables significantly higher cultivated meat production capacity, with efficiencies that lower resources and costs. We can currently produce more than 10 kilograms of cultivated meat mass with just a 35-litre bioreactor and have a proven path to scale and reach price parity.”
Eyal Malis, CEO of the Tnuva Group, said:
“Leveraging its unique production platform, Ever After Foods will transform the food system by reinventing how we produce and consume meat”.
Rosenthal added: “This [cultivated meat] is not a fad. Addressing food security, health, sustainability and animal welfare concerns, cultivated meat is the future of food. Our new name, logo and branding underscore our ambition to deliver the future of meat, sustainably, ever after.”