Patent Watch: Clean Meat Patents

Robert Yaman of Kiran Meats compiled a comprehensive Patent Landscape spreadsheet of cellular/acellular agricultural patents. This is Part 1 in the series of cellular/acellular agriculture patent watch.

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Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms is an Israeli cellular-agricultural startup founded in 2017 by Didier Touba and Shulamit Levenberg. They focus on developing technologies for culturing meat products into 3D structures.

PENDING

Future Meat

Future Meat Technologies is a Jerusalem-based biotechnology company established in 2018 by Yaakov Nahmias. They are looking to “transform global meat production through distributive manufacturing of fat and muscle cells, increasing food safety and reducing ecological impact worldwide.”

PENDING

Integriculture

Integriculture is a Japanese cellular agriculture and clean meat company founded in 2015, by Yuki Hanyu. They recently closed a funding round at JPY 300 million. They are looking to commercially launch ‘clean foie gras’ by 2022.

GRANTED

  • Growth guidance system, growth induction controller, growth guidance control method, and the growth induction control program, JP6111510B1

PENDING

  • Growth induction system, growth induction control apparatus, growth induction control method, and growth induction control program,  WO2017191691A1

JUST 

JUST announced has raised about $310 million in funding for the development of their clean meat and are aiming to commercially sell their product by the end of 2018. Joshua Tetrick, the founder & CEO of this Just (formerly known as Hampton Creek) established this company in 2011 with the purpose of creating healthier and affordable food. They are known for their vegan Just Mayo and have recently released their eggless Just Scramble .

GRANTED

Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats is a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup established in 2015 by Nicholas Genovese and Uma Valeti. They are working in the “clean meat” space – producing meat grown from animal cells, without harming any animals. In March 2017, they introduced the world’s first clean poultry.

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PENDING

  • Method for scalable skeletal muscle lineage specification and cultivation, US20160251625A1
  • Methods for extending the replicative capacity of somatic cells during an ex vivo cultivation process, WO2017124100A1

 

Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow, a New Jersey-based biotech startup founded in 2011 by Andras Forgacs, Francoise Marga, Gabor Forgacs, and Karoly Jakab. They are is widely known for creating animal-free leather in a lab which provides customers the ability to get modified leather products without harming any animals.

GRANTED

  • Self-Assembling Cell Aggregates and Methods of Making Engineered Tissue Using the Same, US20080070304A1
  • Edible and animal-product-free microcarriers for engineered meat, US20150079238A1
  • Engineered comestible meat, US8703216B2
  • Dried food products formed from cultured muscle cells, US9332779B2

PENDING

  • Method for scalable skeletal muscle lineage specification and cultivation, US20160251625A1
  • Methods for extending the replicative capacity of somatic cells during an ex vivo cultivation process, WO2017124100A1
  • Dried food products formed from cultured muscle cells, US20160227831A1
  • Engineered biological nerve graft, fabrication and application thereof, US8747880B2
  • Self-assembling multicellular bodies and methods of producing a three-dimensional biological structure using the same, US20170152474A1

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