Cultivated meat has the potential to revolutionise the food industry. It can offer a sustainable way to produce meat that has the taste and texture of its traditional counterpart without the need to raise animals.
Cultivated meat is produced in bioreactors. In theory, cultivated meat production should be no different whether it is produced in a 500 mL, 50 L, or 2,000 L bioreactor. However, in practice, what works on a small laboratory scale doesn’t translate well into larger scale general production. While a lot of research has focused on the early stages of development – such as producing relevant cell lines and media – the interest is now turning to producing these cells on a large scale.
To tackle this challenge, Roslin Technologies has partnered with Dr Leo Rios-Solos
, Lecturer in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering. Combining Roslin Tech’s induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines and Dr Rios-Solos’ focus on bioprocess engineering will allow us to find new ways to sustainably scale up production of cultivated meat. The project is supported by a grant from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre