Identifying factors that maximize cultured meat production
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Who: Scott Allan, Ph.D. student in chemical engineering
When: 2017 – Present
Institutes: University of Bath, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, United Kingdom
Supervisors: Marianne Ellis, head of department of chemical engineering at the University of Bath;; Paul De Bank, senior lecturer of pharmacy & pharmacology at the University of Bath
Scott is studying the metabolic parameters needed to grow meat in high-yield bioreactors, called “hollow-fiber” bioreactors. The goal is to help produce maximum yields by outlining key factors like cell growth, media flow, nutrient availability, and waste production for all the different types of cells, media, and bioreactors.
Scott’s work will help scale cultured meat production by identifying the scientific parameters needed to encourage cell growth in bioreactors. While engineering disciplines like pharmaceuticals have been using bioreactors for years, we’ve only recently started using them to produce food. So new parameters to measure effectiveness are urgently needed.
To find out more about this project, listen to our podcast where we talk to Scott about types of bioreactors that can be used to grow meat and the unique capabilities of hollow fiber bioreactors.Listen Now