Memphis Meats rebrands as Upside Foods as plans to commercialize cell-based chicken go into high gear

US – Cultivated meat, poultry and seafood pioneer Memphis Meats is rebranding as Upside Foods to usher in the next step in the company’s ambition of becoming the leader in the production of resource efficient meat. “Our team introduced the world to cultured meat, and the evolution to Upside Foods communicates our passion and potential to make our favorite foods healthier for the planet,” says Uma Valeti, CEO and founder of Upside Foods. Upside Foods’ has also announced that its novel cell-based chicken product will be commercially available this year,…

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Memphis Meats lands historic US$161m funding to accelerate commercial launch of cell-based meats

USA – Memphis Meats, a pioneer in the production of cell-based meat, poultry and seafood has raised a landmark US$161 million in its series B funding round, which will enable the company to bring its products to consumers for the first time. The funding round counts as the largest funding moment in the history of the cell-based meat industry and brings the total capital raised by the company to more than US$180 million. Based in Berkeley, California, Memphis Meats is developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells, without…

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