In April we shared 45 papers published by New Harvest’s donor-funded researchers. (Here’s part 1 of 7 on the blog.)
There have since been 15 new peer-reviewed papers published!
It is exciting to see the results of these projects, often many years in the making, come out into the world.
The open sharing of research methods and results is an important part of building the body of knowledge in cellular agriculture. This is the scientific basis of the field. It is what informs policymakers, inspires companies, and educates new talent.
Here’s a roundup of the latest published research at New Harvest:
Ted investigates how cells use the nutrients in serum and serum-free media to help develop better serum replacements
Cameron provides step-by-step instructions for producing low-cost growth factors
Zachary shows how machine learning can make media optimization a lot faster and easier
Tri-basal 2.0+ media is a simplified serum-free media that can sustain bovine satellite cells
John Yuen tests different media and cell mixtures to grow muscle and vascular cells together*
Jernej shares an open source algorithm that makes 3D printing more accurate
Jordan revamps the decellularization protocols to use food-safe solutions*
Alexis shares a low-cost and scalable alternative to manufacture scaffolds*
Plant based scaffolds that commoditize agricultural waste products: a win-win for cost and sustainability
Stephanie develops a solution to the marbled meat challenge – self-adhering fat and muscle microtissues!
In the second Phase of our Cultured Meat Safety Initiative, regulators and governmental scientists provide a “wish list” for safety research
Dawne develops a demand forecasting model that predicts how consumer demand for the first cultured meat product will vary based on cost, utility, and marketing.
A group of New Harvest researchers and staff present a case for why cultured meat requires purpose-built infrastructure to thrive.
Given that it’s Open Access week, you might be wondering why a few of these paper’s aren’t open access.
Championing for open access publishing is hard. The academic system pressures authors to prioritize prestige over accessibility when publishing, and students are not given the tools they need to understand the complex academic publishing system and how to ensure their work is open access.
How do we push for open access publishing?
1) Recognizing that just saying all of New Harvest’s work would be open wasn’t enough, we developed guidelines to help researchers understand open access publishing and how to ensure their work is open.
2) In addition, The New Harvest OpenCellAg Repository was created to provide a place for cell ag publications to be “green open access” – a way of openly sharing publications that were not open, without paying into the broken system of academic publishing.
Want to help make all New Harvest research openly accessible? Donate to our Open Access Fund today.
Happy Open Access Week!