TECH NEED

Seeking Low-Cost Plant Based Media For Seafood Cultivation

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Foods - Ingredients
Foods - Quality & Safety
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TN174395

Background/Description

In Singapore, each person consumes an average 22 kg of seafood per year and imported 134,000 tonnes of seafood in 2020. As a seafood-loving nation, a report by WWF revealed that 75% of consumed seafood in Singapore is unsustainable and this challenged the seafood fishing and farming ecosystem. Cultivating seafood is an alternative method to meet our seafood consumptions demands. Cultured seafood is actual seafood produced in vitro cell cultures of animal cells. It replicates the sensory and nutritional profile of conventional seafood.

The current method of producing cultured seafood involves the use of animal-derived Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). FBS is the liquid fraction harvested from the blood of cow fetuses. The use of FBS is a concern due to its ethical restraint and food safety along with its high usage cost.  As such, we are looking for low-cost plant-based cell culture media for seafood cultivation. 

Technology Specification

The company are interested in alternative plant-based cell culture media that are:

  • Clean and sustainable
  • Efficient growth and stable for maximised productivity
  • Ethical extraction method
  • Low cost 
  • Suitable for all kinds of seafood
  • Suitable for large scale production

The company are open to conduct test bedding or validation of your media. 

WHAT WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN

  • High cost
  • Non-ethical extraction methods

Preferred Business Model

  • Business Collaboration (Joint Venture)
  • Licensing
  • Others
  • R&D Collaboration
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