- Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
- Cell culture media
- Target molecule selection
- 1 – Inception
Rather than relying on purified recombinant growth factors, cultivated meat companies could use conditioned media from animal cells that produce high levels of these molecules. Ideally, this would require minimal downstream processing or purification if the conditioned media is compatible with cultivated meat cells’ needs and contains few or no undesirable cellular waste products. Further research either in academia or industry will be needed to assess the practical feasibility of this strategy, and supplying either conditioning cells or conditioned media could ultimately constitute a B2B opportunity.
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Improving methods for adapting cells to suspension culture can facilitate cell line development and bioprocess design for cultivated meat.
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