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Foreign venture capital news | food technology start-up "mooji meats" raised a new round of US $3 million to produce artificial meat using 3D printing technology

2022-05-07 18:01:1636kr

According to foreign media TechCrunch reports , Food technology start-up 「Mooji Meats」 Recently announced the acquisition of 300 Ten thousand dollars in new financing , The investors include Y Combinator、The Good Startup、Collaborative Fund、Lever VC and AgFunder.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the startup announced last month that it had won 250 $10000 seed money , Used to accelerate research and development 3D Printing technology .

The picture is taken from the official website of the enterprise

Start-ups are different from other man-made minced meat enterprises ,「Mooji」 Of 3D Printing technology can imitate the structure of the whole meat . CEO Insa Mohr Express ,“ Cut a piece of meat ” The research and development of is very important for the artificial meat industry .

“ One side ,3D Printing technology can help us make high-quality products 、 Real taste ; On the other hand , This technology can reduce the production cost , Achieving economies of scale .”Mohr added .

The company takes advantage of Harvard SEAS Developed technology , Hundreds of nozzles can be used at the same time “ Print ”, Faster implementation 、 Lower cost 、 Larger scale production . The company will use one third of the current round of funds to invest in the addition of laboratories and the purchase of equipment , One third will be used to recruit , The remaining third will be used for administrative expenses . The company has now hired seven Engineers .

Mohr Express , The technology is still at a fairly early stage , The first is expected to be developed in the next six months “ Printed meat ” Prototype . The company plans to officially launch... Within the next year and a half “ Meat printer ” Promote to the market .

The picture is taken from the official website of the enterprise

「Mooji」 Said that two European companies have signed up with an American company to become their customers .

according to Research and Markets Of Research Estimate , to 2025 year , Global consumption 3D The compound annual growth rate of the printing market will reach 32.05%, Market size will reach 4840.04 Billion dollars .

Information Show ,3D The application of printing technology in the field of food can be traced back to 2006 From the computational Synthesis Laboratory of Cornell University 「[email protected]」 project , The students developed the first food grade printer using composite and additive manufacturing technology , Used to print chocolate 、 Biscuit dough and cheese, etc ;2012 year 「Choc Edge」 Of 3D The chocolate printer realizes 3D Commercialization of food printers ;2013 year , Father and son start-up company 「Modern Meadow」 Try to use 3D Bioprinting technology produces artificial meat , Officially opened 3D Printing technology has been applied to replace meat production ( notes : Due to investment and benefit considerations ,「Modern Meadow」 At present, it has shifted to focus on artificial leather with higher unit price ). Until the 2018 year , The surging trend of plant-based substitution for meat gave birth to 3D Printed plant meat , On behalf of the enterprise is 「Novameat」 And 「Redefine Meat」.

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