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How can we cultivate better meat for a more sustainable future?

Lead researcher: Professor Ramiro Alberio

Demand for alternatives to traditional meat products have largely been publicised around plant-based proteins. However, new technologies are emerging capable of producing novel meat products based on cultivated meats. These cultivated meats are grown from stem cells, produced by different methods, and are then transformed into meat products consumers would recognise. Our researchers are at the forefront of developing this new technology.

Focusing on stem cell lines from pigs, sheep and cattle, our researchers have developed the ability to derive and maintain livestock stem cells under chemically defined conditions, paving the way to develop novel meat products. PluriCells is now available as a licensable, food-standards compliant technology.

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