Tag: Israel

Cultured meat startup files for IPO

Cultured meat startup files for IPO

February 22, 2021 |

Israeli cultured meat firm Meat-Tech 3D has filed for a $29-million initial public offering in the United States.  Founded in 2018, Meat-Tech 3D is working to develop and commercialize 3D bioprinting of cultured meat. Currently listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker MEAT, the company’s first target is steak. It plans to […]

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A job well done: Aleph Farms unveils first cultivated Ribeye steak

A job well done: Aleph Farms unveils first cultivated Ribeye steak

February 15, 2021 |

In Israel, cultured meat startup Aleph Farms has unveiled the world’s first cultivated, 3D-printed Ribeye steak. Developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology, the steak contains muscle and fat with a structure identical to a steak made from a cow. To make animal-free delicacy, the team bioprinted […]

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Future Meat Technologies raises $26 million, lowers production costs

Future Meat Technologies raises $26 million, lowers production costs

February 8, 2021 |

In Israel, cultured meat start-up Future Meat Technologies has raised $26.75 million and reduced the cost of its chicken breast to $7.50 per quarter pound.  The company expects its pilot facility to start production in the first half of 2021 and is currently seeking regulatory approval in several territories.  “Cultured meat technology is the Apollo […]

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Netanyahu endorses cultivated meat, says Israel will become “powerhouse” in the space

Netanyahu endorses cultivated meat, says Israel will become “powerhouse” in the space

December 14, 2020 |

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first world leader to sample cell-based meat—which he subsequently gave rave reviews.  After tasting cultivated steak produced by Rehovot-based Aleph Farms, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the meat was “delicious and guilt-free,” adding that he couldn’t taste the difference between the cultivated version and conventional beef. “I have […]

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Milk rethinker Remilk raises $11.3 million

Milk rethinker Remilk raises $11.3 million

December 14, 2020 |

In Israel, a startup working to produce dairy products using microbial fermentation has raised $11.3 million in a Series A found.  Based in Tel Aviv, Remilk uses microbes to make dairy proteins to enable the production of milk, cheese, yoghurt, and cream without cows. The company plans on using the funds to expand production and […]

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SuperMeat invites diners to pay for its cultured chicken with feedback

SuperMeat invites diners to pay for its cultured chicken with feedback

November 9, 2020 |

In Israel, lab-grown chicken startup SuperMeat has launched a restaurant adjacent to its pilot plant where “customers” can pay for their meal with reviews of their “chicken.” Dubbed The Chicken, the restaurant’s ambience includes views of SuperMeat’s lab through a glass window, while the menu features the Chicken Burger, complete with a brioche bun and […]

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3D-printed cultured meat startup raises $7 million for fat acquisition

3D-printed cultured meat startup raises $7 million for fat acquisition

November 9, 2020 |

In Israel, 3D-printed cultured meat startup Meat-Tech 3D Ltd. has announced a $7-million funding round as it works to commercialize its meat bioprinter and grow through M&A. Led by Psagot Provident Funds and Pension Funds, both institutional investors, the money will help the company fund its recent €1 million (USD$1.2 million) investment in Antwerp-based Peace […]

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Steaks in space: Foodtech eyes cultured meat for astronauts

Steaks in space: Foodtech eyes cultured meat for astronauts

October 26, 2020 |

In Israel, cultured meat startup Aleph Farms has formed the Aleph Zero cultured meat project to  one day enable astronauts to enjoy steak on a Mars mission, without the hassle of sending an actual cow into space. A key challenge of long-distance space exploration is the need to cultivate food in difficult environments. Sending bovine […]

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Meat-Tech invests in cultured fat firm Peace of Meat

Meat-Tech invests in cultured fat firm Peace of Meat

October 26, 2020 |

In Israel, cell-based meat production firm Meat-Tech 3D Ltd has invested €1 million (USD$1.2 million) in Peace of Meat, a cultured fat developer, and, pending milestone achievements, announced plans to acquire the entire company for about $17.5 million over the next two years. Peace of Meat, based in Antwerp, Belgium, has developed a stem-cell-based technology […]

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W-Cycle producing bio-based CPET replacement with bagasse

W-Cycle producing bio-based CPET replacement with bagasse

October 1, 2020 |

In Israel, FoodNavigator reports that W-Cycle is producing a proprietary biodegradable packaging produced from sugarcane bagasse that can be used for “greasy, wet or hot” food and can replace CPET materials. The packaging is safe for freezer-to-over or to microwave, making it ideal for ready-made meals. Although it is currently produced from bagasse sourced from […]

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