Cultivated meat’s winning formula

Growth factors are the heart of cultivated meat, driving sustainability, flavour and food security for a brighter, eco-conscious future. Qkine CEO, Dr Catherine Elton, discusses the company’s innovations for the market, and the wider challenges for the sector. Watch, listen, or read the full article below.

Qkine firmly believes that cellular agriculture has the potential to transform future food production and have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our children and future generations. We are committed to supporting this sector by manufacturing animal-free species-specific growth factors which are unique to the market and allow tailored optimization of culture media, and more scalable proteins to help address the scalability and cost challenges seen in this industry. Learn more or buy our growth factors for cellular agriculture here.

“Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about whether growth factors, often mentioned in the context of scalability challenges, will remain the most challenging component. Personally, I don’t believe this will be the case. However, I do believe that we need innovation to ensure we’re developing the right components in preparation for scale”

“Notably, we possess specialized expertise in the TGF beta family of growth factors, known for their intricacy and the challenges involved in manufacturing them while maintaining high quality and bioactivity”

“It’s quite conceivable that as this industry matures, major players will seek to have control over critical aspects of their supply chain, such as growth factor manufacturing”