The Uni-CulNet framework provides CulNet System technology as a standardized cellular agriculture infrastructure and rapidly establishes the foundation for democratized cellular agriculture.
Within this framework, “CulNet Pipeline” provides the CulNet technology to a client to develop the client’s unique product, and “CulNet Consortium” provides a client an opportunity to be part of the cellular agriculture infrastructure.
The CulNet® System is a versatile cell culture platform technology designed for a wide range of cellular agriculture (animal cell-cultured) products such as food and materials. The CulNet System is capable of culturing cells of any types and species without external addition of growth factors or immortalization of the starter cells. In scenes of cell-based meat production, the system can function as the source of “cultured serum” that can replace expensive growth factors. In some countries and regions, these features make food products from the system legally marketable within the existing regulatory framework.
We offer this technology as a solution to sustainably produce animal-derived products and to meet the rapidly evolving consumer values. We are wide welcome contracted research clients who wish to develop their own cellular agriculture products in “CulNet Pipeline”. Stage-gating is available for each Step, and progress can be assessed on a step-by-step basis.
※ If the client is already in possession of a cell procurement channel, the project timeline can be shortened.
※ Step 0 and Step 1 will be performed at IntegriCulture site.
The CulNet Pipeline is ongoing with a number of startups and corporates.
The CulNet® System is a versatile cell culture platform technology designed for a wide range of cellular agriculture (animal cell-cultured) products such as food and materials. The CulNet System is capable of culturing cells of any types and species without external addition of growth factors or immortalization of the starter cells. To deliver this technology in time, we are establishing the CulNet Consortium (formally in 2021) to join forces and technologies of multiple industry players.The CulNet Consortium systematizes the technological elements of culture medium, bioreactor, bioprocess, quality management, and product processing for which preliminary studies have already commenced with a number of partners. We are The CulNet Consortium is widely welcoming innovative partners that collaboratively build pioneering cellular agriculture infrastructure.
We are developing standardized culture medium based on strategies fundamentally different from existing culture media (basal media) conventionally used for bio-pharma applications. Standardized culture medium is the raw material for all cell-cultured products, and different types are developed for each product categories, i.e food (animal meat and seafood), materials, medical.
Hardware components and operation protocols of a CulNet System unit are developed and standardized. The future use of a CulNet technology platform spans all scales, from industrial plants to home use.
The bioreactor in which the cell-cultured products are cultivated, is developed and standardized. Different bioreactors can be developed for each product categories. The bioreactor handles cells of any one (or more) of target species
The process control elements and quality assurance measures of cell-cultured products and byproducts are developed and standardized. Since processing protocols are product-dependent, development would be reviewed by yearly stage gates.
Cell procurement (extraction and primary culture) protocols from agricultural and aquacultural resources are developed and standardized. A “cell extraction depot” can be modified to deliver cells of each terrestrial and aquatic animals, for production of food and materials