- Cell culture media
- Cell line development
- End product formulation & manufacturing
For model species like humans and mice, a vast array of academic and commercial research tools have been developed that enable researchers to easily manipulate, characterize, and screen cells and probe their behavior. For meat-relevant species, very few of these tools—such as genetic constructs, antibodies, and sequencing probes—have been developed, creating a huge barrier to entry for researchers wishing to work with cells of these species. Coordinated efforts to develop standardized, comprehensive research toolkits of meat-relevant species would exponentially accelerate cultivated meat research.
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Species-specific genomic studies enabling assay development for regulatory standards and cell line optimization
A suite of assays and genomic knowledge exists for humans and commonly used laboratory species such as mice or fruit flies. However, the same species-specific infrastructure does not exist equally…
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