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1. (WO1999031222) INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRODUCTION OF MEAT FROM IN VITRO CELL CULTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/031222    International Application No.:    PCT/NL1997/000710
Publication Date: Fri Jun 25 01:59:59 CEST 1999 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 1997
IPC: A23L 1/31
C12N 5/077
Applicants: VAN EELEN, Willem, Frederik
VAN KOOTEN, Willem, Jan
WESTERHOF, Wiete
Inventors: VAN EELEN, Willem, Frederik
VAN KOOTEN, Willem, Jan
WESTERHOF, Wiete
Title: INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRODUCTION OF MEAT FROM IN VITRO CELL CULTURES
Abstract:
A process for production of a meat product said process comprising the culturing in vitro of animal cells in medium free of hazardous substances for humans on an industrial scale thereby providing three dimensional animal muscle tissue suited for human and/or animal consumption, optionally followed by further processing steps of the cell culture to a finished food product analogous to known processes for meat comprising food products without requiring deboning, removal of offal and/or tendon and/or gristle and/or fat, preferably said meat product comprising solidified cell tissue, said cells being selected from muscle cells, somite cells and stem cells. A meat product, consisting of in vitro produced animal cells in a three dimensional form i.e. comprising multiple cell layers of animal cells in three dimensions, said meat product being free of fat, tendon, bone and gristle, said cells being selected from muscle cells, stem cells or somite cells.