Startup gets $20million funding to make lab-grown seafood as an alternative to ...

Lab-grown fish is real: San Diego start-up gets $20million in funding to develop yellowtail derived from muscle tissue cells taken from real fish BlueNalu is a San Diego startup that makes lab grown seafood The company says its products are ethical and sustainable alternatives to commercial fishing, and are made from real fish muscle tissue cells The new round of funding will help the company expand its production facilities

By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:59 BST, 22 May 2020 | Updated: 21:59 BST, 22 May 2020

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A San Diego startup has secured $20million in Series A backing to expand its lab-grown seafood business as an ethical and sustainable alternative to commercial fishing.

The funding will help BlueNalu build a production facility and begin a new pilot program that will bring its product one step closer to market.

Unlike other recent meat replacements, like the plant-based Impossible Burger, BlueNalu's seafood products are grown from muscle tissue cells taken from real fish.

BlueNalu is a startup in San Diego that produces seafood in a laboratory, using real muscle tissue cells taken from anesthetized fish in a stem cell mixture to create lab-grown seafood

BlueNalu is a startup in San Diego that produces seafood in a laboratory, using real muscle tissue cells taken from anesthetized fish in a stem cell mixture to create lab-grown seafood 

BlueNalu's chief technical officer Chris Dammann described the company's manufacturing process as 'an extraordinary technical feat.'

'When we started this company, there was very little available science on the long-term propagation of fish muscle cells and no reliable culture protocol,' Dammann told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

'To create a whole-muscle product from fish cells that are grown without genetic modification required

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