3D fiber scaffolds for shrimp
Dr. Yadavalli is developing tailored, edible, and scalable 3D fiber scaffolds for shrimp cell expansion.
PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Scaffolding
This project will help engineer an edible nanofiber scaffold tailored specifically for Pacific white shrimp. The work would enable thicker cut production of cultivated shrimp with improved texture. The project would also assess the feasibility of scaled-up cell expansion with the developed nanofiber scaffolds. Ultimately, this work could enable large-scale production of cultivated seafood via tailored scaffolding.
Dr. Nataraja Yadavalli
Founder, CytoNest, USA
Dr. Yadavalli has experience developing applications for stimuli responsive polymers, fibers, and biomaterials. He has investigated renewable biopolymers and novel manufacturing techniques for scalable 3D cross correlation.
Engineering scalable 3D cell culture platforms for adherent cell manufacturing
Dr. Yadavalli co-founded CytoNest to develop technologies based on mimicking natural extracellular matrices that will enable the scaleup of cultivated meat and seafood manufacturing.
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