The Icelandic ORF Genetics and the South Korean company SeaWith have announced a pioneering partnership to boost the production of cultivated meat using ORF's MESOkine animal-free growth factors made from barley.
The collaboration, outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks a significant step forward in the pursuit of zero-emission and environmentally sustainable meat production methods. SeaWith anticipates that by securing a stable supply of growth factors from ORF Genetics the product commercialization of cultivated meat will be greatly accelerated. SeaWith's goal is to introduce cultivated meat products under the "Welldone" brand to the market by the year 2025.
The Memorandum also highlights plans for further joint research and development initiatives in the realm of growth factors for cultivated meat production.