About SCiFi Foods
SCiFi Foods develops meat alternatives by combining plant-based and cultivated ground beef cells to make burgers that are drastically closer in taste to the real versions. The company uses bioengineering and technologies such as CRISPR, to solve the primary obstacles currently keeping cultivated meat from reaching price parity with conventional meat. The company was formerly known as Artemys Foods. It was founded in 2019 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Latest SCiFi Foods News
Jan 12, 2023
In addition to gene editing technology, it'll take massive 20,000 liter bioreactors to bring costs down. Credit: SciFi Foods Unlike virtually every other startup in the space—and according to the Good Food Institute, there are 152 cultivated meat companies as of the end of 2022, operating in 29 countries—[Joshua] March and SciFi are using CRISPR (the technology that makes gene editing as easy as using a 3D printer) to hasten its advances. Follow the latest news and policy debates on agricultural biotech and biomedicine? Subscribe to our newsletter. Most companies are trying to create lab-grown meat with little to no genetic engineering, which despite shifts in attitude is still frowned on. Others think that modifications like this will complicate getting regulatory approval. While the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t consider CRISPR the same as genetic modification (GMO), the European Union does and it will require “greater scrutiny of their product from regulatory agencies,” says Paul Wood, professor of biotechnology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. And there are signs of progress. That said, in the U.S., Emeryville-based Upside Foods recently received a nod from the FDA stating that its “chicken” will be safe to eat. … March doesn’t appear to be worried about securing regulatory approval because, like all good CEOs, he’s looking at cost. “Using CRISPR, we’ll have cell lines that don’t need growth factors, just simple cell culture: sugars, fat, amino acids,” he says. SciFi says this will bring a thousandfold reduction of costs at commercial scale. Wood, who is intimately familiar with scaling cell growth in bioreactors, finds it “hard to believe that any type of genetic manipulation will give them a thousandfold [drop in] cost of production.”
SCiFi Foods Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was SCiFi Foods founded?
SCiFi Foods was founded in 2019.
Where is SCiFi Foods's headquarters?
SCiFi Foods's headquarters is located at San Francisco.
What is SCiFi Foods's latest funding round?
SCiFi Foods's latest funding round is Corporate Minority.
How much did SCiFi Foods raise?
SCiFi Foods raised a total of $22M.
Who are the investors of SCiFi Foods?
Investors of SCiFi Foods include Climate Tech Circle, Andreessen Horowitz and Siddhi Capital.
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