Brings Cultured Meat to Pet Food Manufacturers


As a result of Animals, the primary biotech firm to develop cultured meat for the pet meals market, introduced right now it has rebranded the corporate as BioCraft Pet Diet because it shifts to working instantly with pet meals producers eager about supply-chain steady, high-quality, sustainable, secure, humane cultured meat.

The title change follows BioCraft’s determination to dedicate its sources solely to the commercialization of cultured meat together with R&D, infrastructure, and collaborative relationships. In late 2022, the corporate discontinued its plant-based merchandise marketed beneath the As a result of Animals model, divesting from these formulations and provisional patents, whereas retaining all mental property referring to cultured meat.

BioCraft is constructing partnerships with main pet meals producers eager about including cultured meat to their product strains. BioCrafted meat provides pet meals firms a extra uniform uncooked materials that’s considerably much less more likely to carry any pathogens akin to Salmonella, E. coli, and different frequent fecal-borne micro organism that result in expensive recollects.

To speed up product improvement, BioCraft has appointed Dr. Theresa Rothenbücher its chief product officer. Rothenbücher is the cofounder and former chief scientific officer of Revo Meals, an innovator in high-precision 3D food-printing expertise, and holds a doctorate in molecular biology/tissue engineering and an MSc in molecular and utilized biotechnology. Her background in stem cell-based tissue engineering and meals expertise innovation, and expertise as an entrepreneur introducing merchandise to the European market, boosts BioCraft’s technical and business attain.

“As we intensified our deal with growing cultured meat for pet meals producers, and constructed up our scientific efforts, it was applicable to assert a brand new id that alerts the state-of-the-art in pet vitamin,” mentioned BioCraft founder and CEO Dr. Shannon Falconer. “Bringing in Theresa’s expertise in tissue engineering and product improvement multiplies our strengths, and places us on the trail to changing into the main supplier of cultured meat for the pet meals provide chain.”

Rothenbücher joins Dr. Chai Molina, chief computational officer, who has led BioCraft’s mathematical modeling and AI initiatives since becoming a member of the corporate in 2022. Molina holds a PhD in Arithmetic, and an MSc in theoretical and mathematical biology. His doctoral work in mathematical modeling of organic programs was acknowledged with a prestigious award by the Canadian Utilized and Industrial Arithmetic Society, and he subsequently labored as a postdoctoral scholar at Princeton College, the College of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Utilized Programs Evaluation in Austria.

BioCraft’s group additionally consists of COO Jonny Cruz, a veteran of the pet meals business with greater than ten years of expertise in gross sales, advertising and marketing, operations, distribution, and provide chain programs. Along with working for big pet meals manufacturers, he cofounded and served as CEO of All Issues Pet, an business gross sales and advertising and marketing consultancy representing 14 manufacturers together with multinationals.

BioCraft’s meat incorporates no chemical and bacterial contaminants, antibiotics, pentobarbital (a euthanizing drug), steroids, or different hormones, and isn’t produced utilizing genetic engineering/GMOs. BioCrafted meats are nutritionally strong, with all required protein, key nutritional vitamins, fat and amino acids akin to taurine—a nutrient usually misplaced throughout high-heat processing of meat slurry, then added again in artificial kind for nutritionally full pet meals.

BioCraft grows meat from proprietary cell strains in a managed and pathogen-free atmosphere surrounded by a liquid medium of nutritional vitamins and minerals formulated with out fetal bovine serum (FBS), a course of ingredient inhumanely obtained from the slaughter of pregnant cows that has been generally used to provide different cell-based meats.

BioCraft’s cultured meat is formulated with the same consistency because the “meat slurry” utilized in typical pet meals manufacturing, so it may be used as a one-to-one alternative in moist or dry meals, treats, and contemporary pet meals.

Typical meat manufacturing—for pets and folks—has devastating penalties, together with local weather change, animal cruelty and dangers to public well being. Animals are fed diets laden with antibiotics, a main contributor to antibiotic resistance in people and pets, and hormonal steroids to speed up their progress. The intensive confinement of animals to slaughter for meat is contributing to air and water air pollution, deforestation, desertification and ocean useless zones, whereas additionally selling lethal outbreaks and zoonotic illnesses. Greater than 25 p.c of the environmental influence of animal agriculture is attributed to feeding pets within the U.S. alone: if cats and canines occupied their very own nation, they might be the world’s fifth largest meat-consuming nation.


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