Partners in helping accelerate cellular agriculture

Cellular agriculture has the potential to fundamentally transform our food supply. While great progress has already been made in the cultivated meat space, significant advances are expected to continue in the coming years. As the world leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is uniquely positioned to support our customers from research and development to industrial-scale manufacturing and every step in between through:

  • Comprehensive portfolio—reagents, instrumentation, and analytical tools for every workflow step
  • Innovative product offerings—unique products with enhanced performance
  • Trusted partnerships—support scalability, supply chain optimization, and quality
  • Custom solutions—committed to supporting via custom solutions if catalog products do not meet our customers’ specific needs

Cellular agriculture workflow: solutions for the research of cultivated (clean) meat

Explore solutions for cellular agriculture through each step of your workflow. These products and services will support your progress toward downstream processing. Select the workflow step to view relevant reagents, instrumentation, and analytical tools.

Isolation & expansion of cells for cultivated meat research

cow icon Cellular agriculture and cultivated meat begin with the careful isolation and expansion of animal cells. Thermo Fisher Scientific has the media, supplements, and tools to help turn a single cell into millions of identical copies.

Transfection & Reprogramming in cultivated meat research

mRNA icon Although nature can provide a great start, sometimes reprogramming may help improve your process. Thermo Fisher Scientific has many tools, kits, and reagents to enable high-efficiency transfection and reprogramming of your critical cells for cultivated meat applications.

Differentiation of cells for the research of cultivated meat

Differentiation Once your cells have reached a critical mass, it is time to drive them to their terminal state. Gibco media, proteins, and extracellular matrices can help your cells reach their

Harvest cells used in cultivated meat research

Harvest cells Harvesting cells is a delicate process that requires great care to ensure minimal cells are lost in the process. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a selection of dissociation reagents, surfactants,
and buffers to support your sensitive cells.

Analyze cells for use in cultivated meat research

Analyze cells Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a wide array of analytical tools and reagents to help understand and solve the complex biological questions underlying cultivated meat development.
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Bioprocessing solutions for the food biotech industry

We understand that your business requires the highest quality standards and that speed to market is critical in the success of your business. Thus, we offer a partnership approach to solving your business challenges and provide expertise to assist you during all phases of development, as well as optimized manufacturing processes.

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Selection Tools to help find the right product for your cellular agriculture research

iMatch Sera Lot Matching Tool

This unique tool helps you to find the best match. Provide your previous Gibco FBS lot number or answer a few quick questions to find your ideal match.

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Media Formulation Tool

Find the right Gibco media formulation with this interactive tool. Compare basal media side-by-side for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM and RPMI-1640.

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Try the TransfectionSelect product selection tool to get recommendations for the right Invitrogen or Gibco solutions for high-efficiency transfection.

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Antibody Selection Tool

Choose quality antibodies with confidence. Search primary, secondary and ELISA Kits by application and target species.

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Recombinant Protein Selection Tool

Search Recombinant proteins from trusted brands. Filter by protein name, species, expression system, application, and product grade.

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Cell Staining Tool

Stain your own cell using our cell staining tool, for reproducible results with many of our signature fluorescent dyes.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about cultivated meat research

What is cellular agriculture?

Cellular agriculture is the process by which a cell or a tissue derived from a living animal is used to culture products that mimic the physical texture and the nutritional profile of conventional animal products. Some examples of how this technology has been applied include the production of meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, and leather.

What is cultured meat?

Cultured meat is the production of meat made by culturing animal cells in a bioreactor. It will one day allow for the consumption of meat without the need for animal slaughter.

How is cultured meat made?

Cultured meat is made by taking a small biopsy of cells from livestock. These cells are isolated and cultured in laboratory conditions to produce a biomass of muscle and/or fat cells that can be mixed with filler produce a genuine meat product for consumption.

What is the difference between cultivated meat, cultured meat and clean meat?

There are many names for the latest sustainable food alternative. Clean meat. Cell-based meat. Cultivated meat. Cultured meat. Lab-grown meat. These terms are synonymous and reference a form of cellular agriculture where meat is produced through the culturing of animal cells.


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