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Pioneering a scalable general-purpose cell culture system with applications ranging from reagents and cosmetics to cell-based meat

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Yuki Hanyu

CEO at IntegriCulture

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Developments in cellular agriculture is hindered by the high cost of culture media used to grow animal cells. This cost needs to come down for any industry players to use cell culture as an economically viable method of production. IntegriCulture's unique patented "CulNet System" technology solves this problem by mimicking the natural processes by which cells proliferate in an animal body, and reduces the cost of cell culture. The CulNet System cultures cells at 4~5 orders of magnitude less expensive, allowing cell-cultured products at market-competitive prices. The company collaborates with academic partners in the fields of regenerative medicine, developing a state of art methodology and technology that allows for vascularization and whole tissue culture.

Notable Achievements

  • Launched cell-cultured cosmetics ingredient in April 2021
  • Established and presently leads the cellular agriculture ecosystem in Japan. Founded the rulemaking body and assumed the organizer position.
  • Launched the world's first cell-cultured foie gras that is legally "edible" (regulatory clearance, food grade ingredients)

Currently Operating in Two Regions

Press Mentions

January 24, 2022

Japan: IntegriCulture Raises $7M for Universal Cultivated Meat Platform - vegconomist: the vegan business magazine

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July 2, 2022

How climate crisis stirred Hong Kong architect to launch lab-grown fish firm

Read on South China Morning Post »

October 20, 2023

Integriculture thinks outside the cultivated meat box

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December 29, 2023

Japanese Government Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grants to Plant-Based Egg & Cultivated Meat Startups

Read on Green Queen »

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