CSO Jacqui Matthews to discuss Roslin Tech’s cutting-edge cultured meat technology at IBioIC conference
We’re delighted that our Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Jacqui Matthews has been invited to present to the prestigious annual conference of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre next month.
Jacqui will be speaking in the Alternative Proteins stream, which looks at the new protein sources that are being created for both humans and animals. There, she’ll talk about how Roslin Tech is using its proprietary technology for induced pluripotent stem cells to work with the cultured meat industry to help companies create new meat-like products.
Our technology is favoured by businesses working in this space because of three key attributes of our cells:
- robustness and stability, which means they faithfully adhere to the desired cell type
- proven differentiation ability, which means they can be reliably converted into specific cell types such as muscle and fat tissue
- longevity, which provides long-term resilience of outputs for commercial food grade processes.
The theme of the conference is Towards Net Zero: Growing the Bioeconomy, a proposition that is central to our mission at Roslin Tech. Our efforts revolve around addressing some of the world’s most pressing needs, in particular bridging the deficit in the amount of protein that’s needed to feed a growing world population.
Roslin Tech is proud to be Scotland’s leader in using AgTech and biotechnology in furthering global welfare. Our activities impact key United Nations sustainable development goals including those related to alleviating hunger and tackling global climate change. Our work in both cultured meat and insect protein for animal feed shows our dedication in finding new protein sources for humans and animals.
IBioIC, which was set up in 2014, supports the development of the biotechnology sector in Scotland. The event will be held online due to continuing limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.