CellulaREvolution: Facilitating a move from batch to continuous processing for cell culture systems
CellulaREvolution - a spin-out from Newcastle University in the UK – has developed patent-pending technology designed to facilitate a move from traditional batch culture to a continuous culture system where cells are produced unremittingly, said senior bioprocessing engineer Dr Ajay Tharakan.
For cell-cultured meat, it has two key products:
- A peptide coating that increases cells proliferation in serum-free conditions.
- Bioreactors capable of serum free continuous production of adherent cells.
“Our patent-pending peptide-based coating allows for the continuous detachment of adherent cells. By adopting continuous manufacturing methods for cultured meat, there are very significant cost of goods reductions at scale.”