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  • Writer's picturePhoebe Fraser

Profuse Technology’s new technology will speed up cell-based meat production

Israel-based company Profuse Technology has announced a “breakthrough” in its technology that is poised to advanced the cell-based meat industry.

Profuse Technology's media supplements and growth protocols can achieve an 80% reduction in the duration of the muscle growth phase on 3D scaffolds, to only 48 hours. Beyond the acceleration of growth, the technology also elevates muscle tissue protein content by five times.

In other words, the company’s technology speeds up muscle growth time by five times, while also increasing muscle tissue protein content by five times.

Profuse, which focuses on the field of muscle tissue growth for the cell-based meat and life-science industries, says its capability to facilitate the production of fully mature muscle tissue in a 3D environment closely mirrors conventionally farmed meat. This approach is set to forge a “new era” in cell-based meat production, ensuring that the end product is closer to being indistinguishable from traditionally sourced meat, both in taste and texture.

Profuse example of muscle growth
A fully mature chicken breast muscle as observed through a 3D confocal microscope, illustrating the impact of Profuse supplements on growth efficiency and the final meat volume produced.

Profuse’s CEO Guy Nevo Michrowski said: "It is essential to recognise that the heart of meat production lies in muscle growth, as meat equals muscle. The ability to cultivate meat cost-effectively and at scale hinges on adopting 3D growth methodologies involving scaffolds and microcarriers."

The start-up's CTO Tamar Eigler Hirsh added: "Profuse Technology's proprietary media supplements and protocols achieve effective muscle production in a 3D environment without resorting to genetic modification. Our commitment lies in supporting production of sustainable, ethical, and delectable alternatives to conventionally farmed meat.”

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