Biomanufacturing scaffold-free cultivated meat

2021-2023

Dr. Lei is working to develop a scaffold-free process to assemble and mature cell masses into meat.

PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR:  Bioprocess design

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Project aims

This project will work to translate scalable processes for high-volume tissue fabrication from the biomedical field to cultivated meat production. It will also develop a scaffold-free method for producing large volumes of thick cultivated meat. Ultimately, it will help develop a scalable platform technology to enable biomanufacturing of cultivated meat at large volumes and affordable prices.

Principal researcher

Gfi grantee dr. Yuguo “leo” lei, associate professor, pennsylvania state university, usa

Dr. Yuguo “Leo” Lei

Associate professor, Penn State University, USA

Dr. Lei has experience with large-scale cell biomanufacturing, mesenchymal stem cell therapy, cancer immunotherapies, and combinatorial biotherapeutics. His expertise is in developing next-generation cell culture and tissue fabrication technologies at various scales and costs. He is the faculty director of the Sartoris Mammalian Cell Culture Facility.

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