Steakholder Foods files provisional patent application for 'improved fat differentiation process'
Steakholder Foods, (formerly MeaTech 3D), the deep-tech cultured meat company, has announced that it has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), regarding methods and systems for adipocytes differentiation.
The patent application details a new and improved process for differentiating stem cells into fat (increasing cultivated fat yields from stem cells), which is more easily reproducible and cost-effective than current methods. This patent filing is the latest step in Steakholder Foods' push to reduce global dependence on animal-derived components.
To date, Steakholder Foods' patent portfolio, fully owned by Steakholder Foods group companies, includes a granted patent and 15 patent applications.
"The filing of this provisional patent application represents another step forward in Steakholder Foods' ongoing mission to reduce the cost and complexity of cultured fat production, and strengthens our fully-owned patent portfolio," stated Arik Kaufman, Steakholder Foods' CEO & Founder. "We are excited by the potential to use healthier, plant-sourced cell-culturing inputs in our hybrid as well as bioprinted products."
Steakholder Foods seeks to obtain patent protection for its technologies, as well as registering other intellectual property rights for its business and technology assets in the United States and internationally. Steakholder Foods aims to protect the technology, inventions and improvements that are commercially important to the development of its business, using the most effective and efficient intellectual property instruments, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
To date, the Steakholder Foods group companies have a portfolio of one granted patent and 15 patent applications with the USPTO and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) filed through the International Patent System. These applications relate to two main fields (mechanical and biological), covering Steakholder Foods' activities, products, and much of its supply chain, both pre- and post-processing.
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