Umami Meats: Bringing down the cost of cell-cultured seafood
Singapore-based Umami Meats is focused on bringing down the cost of cell-cultured seafood, said CEO Mihir Pershad: “Without new production methods, we're looking at the collapse of many of our ocean fisheries.
“We see a broad range of applications for our products from high-end sushi and sashimi to fish fillets and even steaks, and then more affordable entry-level products. We’ve developed a novel growth supplement that we can produce for $10 per liter at lab scale today and our commercial costs are less than $1 per liter.
“The goal is to optimize the cell lines alongside the growth serum to develop a leading platform for minimizing the cost of large scale cell culture and to make cell culture and seafood achieve price parity within the next few years.”