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  • Writer's picturePhoebe Fraser

The Cultivated B and denovoMATRIX partner to bring cell-based meat to commercial-scale

The Cultivated B (TCB) and denovoMATRIX have entered into a collaborative partnership to conduct a feasibility study to enable the scalable, economically viable commercial production of cell-based meats.

DenovoMATRIX will contribute its microcarrier technology to test the proliferation of suspended cells in TCB’s bioreactors and cell mediums, and its coating technology for functionalising scaffolding, which enables a structured final cell-based meat product.

Microcarriers act as an adherence mechanism for cells, contributing to rapid cell doubling and overcoming growth limits. The companies say that the use of microcarriers will allow industrial-scale cell mass production and establishes a controllable, consistent as well as repeatable pilot-phase process for manufacturing cell mass.

The development aims to set a standard for the industry, enabling traditional meat companies to create and scale their own cell-based meat programmes internally.

Hamid Noori, CEO of The Cultivated B, said: “Together with denovoMATRIX, we’re poised to bring our shared vision of a more sustainable, future-forward biotech sector to life. This collaboration not only signifies a step forward in cell line technology but also reflects our mutual dedication to progressive innovation in the cultivated meat sector.”

The collaboration will leverage the shared technical knowledge of the two B2B technology providers to perform an in-depth analysis of the viability and potential benefits of this integrated system. The partnership is set to enable an end-to-end approach for the alt-protein sector.

DenovoMATRIX is contributing its biomaterials and its cell biology and development expertise, which the company says have the potential to unlock cell growth and manufacturing opportunities for TCB’s cell lines and bioreactor setups. Once the feasibility study concludes and demonstrates productive outcomes, TCB intends to integrate denovoMATRIX’s technology into its product offerings, marking a major stride in cellular agriculture innovation.

Dejan Hušman, CEO of denovoMATRIX, commented: “Our alliance with The Cultivated B is a commitment to enabling existing as well as new players in the cultivated meat space. The outcome which we strive for is a turnkey solution for customers, composed of the expertise and technologies of our two companies.”

The potential impact of this partnership extends beyond the commercial cell-based meat sector as it could be adopted by academic institutions researching cell-based meat, democratising the initiation of pilot-scale cell manufacturing.


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