Biotech investor BSF Enterprise PLC on Wednesday announced it made the first lab-grown pork fillet in the UK, saying the result ‘exceeded expectations in appearance, taste and texture’.
The steak was made of structured cultivated meat at the laboratory of wholly owned subsidiary 3D Bio-Tissues in Newcastle. It used 3DBT’s serum-free and animal-free cell booster, City-mixTM.
‘The fillet of pork was subsequently cooked and eaten by 3D Bio-Tissues’ management team,’ BSF noted.
The success represents an important development milestone, BSF said, and 3DBT now will produce a showcase product to be presented, cooked and eaten at a public event in coming months.
‘This is a significant scientific breakthrough which has very positive implications not just for BSF and 3DBT but also for the UK and the cultivated meat industry as a whole,’ said 3DBT Chief Executive Che Connon.
BSF shares were up 16% at 21.55 pence in London on Wednesday afternoon.
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