Cellular agriculture production costs slashed by 50% last September

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Sat, Jan 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The cleverly named Finless Foods, a biotechnology company trying to figure out how to make cellular agriculture cheap and plentiful, has reportedly cut costs of production by 50%, and hoping to match the cost of tuna by 2019. More here and here.

They think they can make it happen late in 2019, a large claim in a lab-grown protein field already full of big promises. But Wyrwas and Mike Selden, 26, his co-founder, have set their sights on producing the big kahuna (it’s irresistible) — bluefin tuna, one of the world’s most threatened and charismatic species, and just the kind of bait likely to draw right-minded, sushi-loving-but-guilty-about-it Bay Area VCs. So far the founders appear to have the pursuit of in-vitro fish largely to themselves, and claim a number of advantages over their meat-minded rivals.

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