Cultivated

Guidelines for cultivated meat starter cell selection

Improving our understanding of the relative advantages and disadvantages of different cell types for cultivated meat would enable companies to make these decisions more effectively with less duplicative effort.

Production platform
  • Cultivated
Solution category
  • Research
Value chain segment
  • R&D
  • Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
Technology sector
  • Cell line development
Relevant actor
  • Academics
Maturity level
  • 1 – Inception

Description

Deciding which starting cell type to isolate and bank is a key process consideration for cultivated meat companies. Source material may include embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, or adult muscle stem cells, and there appears to be little to no consensus at this stage in the cultivated meat field regarding which is preferable. Improving our understanding of the relative advantages and disadvantages of different cell types for each economically important species of cultivated meat in a systematic way would enable companies to make these decisions more effectively with less duplicative effort.

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