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Muscle generator – The key to unlock scalable and affordable cultivated meat production

At a glance

  • Project leader : Cedric Schirmer
  • Co-project leader : Prof. Dr. Dieter Eibl
  • Project team : Sebastian Eberle, Noémi Weiss
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Innosuisse (Innovationsprojekt / Projekt Nr. 53690.1 IP-LS)
  • Project partner : Mirai Foods AG


A tissue bioreactor and a corresponding process are developed to enable the differentiation of bovine satellite cells on a proprietary scaffold technology to produce cultured meat. Key to success is the integration of a mechanism to periodically stretch the scaffold/cells to enhance taste & texture.