Cultivated Meat Technologies

 Cultivated Meat

In recent years, many zoonotic pathogens have made the jump from animals to humans, with immense impact on human health. Laboratory-grown cultivated meat has the potential to provide us with a clean food source that can overcome the challenges associated with pathogens arising from industrial farming. Furthermore, it also 1) addresses ethical concerns regarding animal welfare, 2) eliminates the use of growth hormones and antibiotics, and 3) has the potential to reduce our carbon footprint. As the global demand of alternative protein food grows and the cell-cultivation technologies evolve, the price of cultivated meat will eventually be comparable to the conventional meat.

Existing cultivated meat industry focuses on expanding cells in large scale and reduced cost. Even when achieved, the cells can adequately reproduce minced or spam meat, but the higher value market segment of premium meat such as meat cuts remains an underdeveloped area. In collaboration with BTI, SIFBI, SIMTech, NUS, NTU, SMART, MIT, University of Auckland and industry partners, the Cultivated Meat Technologies (CMT) Programme seeks to address the challenges of Muscle Cell Source and Microtissue Maturation; Microencapsulated Fat Cells for Flavour; Scaffold Texturing and Coloring Technologies; and Food Safety, combining them to recapitulate the sensory experience, including visual, taste, and texture, of meat consumption, while fulfilling nutritional requirements.


Research Projects

Muscle Cell Source and Microtissue Maturation

Flavour Control: Assessment of Flavour Contributors and Application of Microencapsulated Fat Cells

Scaffold Texturing and Coloring Technologies

FIBROUS SCAFFOLDS FOR MEAT TISSUE ENGINEERING

BIOMATERIALS FOR CELL REPROGRAMMING

BIOMIMETIC ULTRASHORT PEPTIDE HYDROGEL SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING





hanry-yu

Hanry YU
Group Leader
Call: 6824 7103
Email: hyu@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

motoichi-kurisawa

Motoichi KURISAWA
Team Leader and Principal Research Scientist
Call: 68247139
Email: mkurisawa@ibn.a-star.edu.sg





chwee-aun-andrew-wan

Chwee Aun Andrew WAN
Team Leader and Principal Research Scientist
Call: 6824 7134
Email: awan@ibn.a-star.edu.sg