“A way to make truly slaughter-free meat without relying on cow fetus blood.”

Startup may have found a way to grow lab meat without any need for animals


Sat, Sep 29th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Business Insider reports on Meatable, a Dutch startup working in partnership with Cambridge, which is using a proprietary stem cell technology to create lab-grown meat without the need to obtain tissue from animals.

Rather than relying on cells that can't grow without a serum-like food source, Meatable's founders use pluripotent stem cells, which possess the unique ability to turn into any type of cell — from muscle to fat — without serum. Other lab-grown meat startups have avoided using pluripotent stem cells because they are notoriously hard to control in a lab environment.

Yet the Meatable team claims they've developed the secret sauce to making them behave. [...]



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