Tissue-engineering whole-cut chicken
Dr. Feddern is exploring a process that utilizes food-safe bacterial cellulose structures to tissue engineer whole-cut chicken.
PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Scaffolding
This project will use food-safe, 3D bacterial cellulose “cocoons” as scaffolds for whole-cut cultivated chicken. It will also assess the scalability of bacterial cellulose structures for future cultivated meat scaffolding. This work will result in the creation of prototypes of boneless chicken breasts and bone-in chicken wings.
Dr. Vivian Feddern
Researcher, Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Brazil
Dr. Feddern is experienced in chemical reaction engineering and currently focuses on chicken meat products. She has explored thermal processing and chromatography applications in meat science.
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