The R&D project that will research about the future meat products for the prevention of colon cancer and dyslipidemia -CULTUREDMEAT- was born under the umbrella of 8 partner entities and 10 research organizations, with the aim of achieving a more sustainable and healthier agri-food sector.
Vicomtech participates as a research organization in the project and its main role is focused on the investigation of machine learning methods and advanced analytics for the evaluation of the functionality of compounds and functional foods. The designed machine learning methods will be integrated into an analytical platform for research that will allow the prospective and retrospective analysis of the data for the evaluation of the functionality in colon carcinoma and dyslipidemia.
This project has been submitted to the CDTI MISSIONS call, a Program aimed at supporting Sectorial Strategic Initiatives of Business Innovation within the framework of the State Program for Business Leadership in R & D & I of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017- 2020.
Of a total of 128 proposals submitted, only 24 have been approved, being CULTUREDMEAT the best valued in all of Spain in all areas of the call.
Benefits of cultured meat
The consumption of red meat (beef, pork, lamb, etc.) is associated with highly prevalent diseases in Western countries such as colon cancer and dyslipidemia. Specifically, in Spain, colon cancer is the most frequent neoplasm in the population. That is why research into functional ingredients that can help prevent these diet-related diseases of high social impact is necessary.
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Who forms CULTUREDMEAT?
Currently, there are very few entities worldwide that are producing cultured meat. In all cases, they are eminently scientific start-up companies that have not managed to overcome the barrier of larger-scale production. The production of cultivated meat has aroused great interest in the industry and there are numerous investment funds that are betting on this new strategy of meat production.
CULTUREDMEAT was born thanks to the cooperation of biotechnology companies specialized in nutrition and production technologies at the national level, such as Argal (project leader), Biotech Foods, Martínez Somalo, DMC Research, BDI Biotech, Neoalgae, BTSA and Agrowingdata. The consortium also has the collaboration of 10 research organizations (CTIC CITA, University of Oviedo, Autonomous University of Madrid - FUAM, TECNALIA, Barcelona Science Park, University of Seville - FIUS, VICOMTECH, University of Granada, BIODONOSTIA and CIC BIOMAGUNE ) to carry out the development of the idea. On the other hand, ZABALA Innovation leads the project management thanks to its extensive experience in calls for R&D grants.