• PLANT BASED GROWTH FACTORS FOR CELL CULTURED MEAT

    MESOkine's are a new generation of growth factors produced in plants. Specifically developed for cell cultured meat industry to meet their demand for dramatic cost reduction and access to fast scale-up for growth factors.

    Our mission is to remove the biggest roadblock cell cultured meat producers are facing, to feed the world's growing demand for cruelty-free, climate-friendly meat, by lowering the cost of growth factors in their production.


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OUR GROWTH FACTORS

For more than ten years we have been producing a portfolio of human growth factors for stem cell research. We have adapted this portfolio to cater for the cell cultured meat industry with our new MESOkine product line. Although the human versions are usually biocompatable in animal systems we are expanding our MESOkine portfolio into animal versions of growth factors that will be available for testing in late 2021

For further inquiries, please reach out to us at mesokine@orfgenetics.com or +354 845 2232

WHAT IS CELL CULTURED MEAT AND WHAT PART DO GROWTH FACTORS PLAY IN THE PROCESS.


To grow cell culture meat, a tiny sample of stem cells is first collected from the animal of choice and multiplied to millions of cells and then differentiated into meat cells with taste and texture that compares to traditional meat. Growth factors are essential for this process as they control proliferation and differentiation of stem cells

The number of players in the cell cultured meat industry is expanding exponentially to develop meat products for hungry consumers. This surge in interest is driven by the projected shortfall in supply of meat, looming safety and environmental concerns associated with conventional meat, and increasing investments into cultured meat start-ups.



Global population in 2020 7.8 billion
and projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050

Enivronmental unstainability

Livestock responsible for 77% of all agricultural land use and 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emission

Food segurity

Primary concern for each country is food security

Animal welfare

200 million animals slaughtered every day increase in meant consumption expected to continue at 3% annual rate



The demand for meat is growing at a very fast rate. By 2050, when we have close to 10 billion people, we will need approximately 56% more food in 2050 than we do now. We need to prevent land-use as we currently use 50% of the worlds vegetated land for meat production. CCM, even in its early stages, shows great merit over conventional meat:


  • Does not involve killing of animals, as it takes only a small sample of muscle cells from an animal.
  • In comparison to conventionally-produced meat, CCM uses 7-45% less energy, 90% less land, 82-96% less water with 78-96% lower GHG emissions.
  • CCM opens the prospect for land reforestation and restoration of endangered species.
  • Offers an opportunity to change composition of nutrients to make the meat healthier. For example, replacing harmful fats with healthy fats like omega-3 to help prevent heart disease

THE CELL CULTURED MEAT INDUSTRY NEEDS OUR SOLUTION AND THE WORLD NEEDS THEIRS