Company Profile

Modern Meadow Inc (AKA: Modern Meadow LLC)
Profile last edited on: 12/13/19      CAGE: 6HLJ6      UEI:

Business Identifier: Biofabricating materials and ingredients: leather re-imagined
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Location Information

340 Kingsland Street Building 102
Nutley, NJ 07110
   (973) 798-1401
Location: Single
Congr. District: 11
County: Essex

Public Profile

Modern Meadow Inc is growing test-tube leather and in-vitro meat biofabricated products using bio-printing. Part of a growing ecosystem of startups producing animal-free proteins for human consumption, Modern Meadow designs, grows, and assembles collagen, one of the main ingredients in leather, by manipulating DNA to produce the protein. The collagen molecules then join to create fibers, which are assembled, processed, and tanned to create leather hides. As well as removing the need for animal skin, Modern Meadows claims its leather has an improved strength to weight ratio, and will reduce waste by up to 80% compared to traditional leather.he primary population. Focused on vegetarians who don’t eat meat for ethical reasons and culinary early-adopter consumers. The company also plans on marketing its product to people with religious restrictions on eating meat. The company has a process that involves fabrication of 3D cellular sheets, composed of porcine cells and then maturing those sheets into muscle tissue using electrical stimulation inside of a bioreactor. Headquarteed in New Jersey with Lab facilities in Brooklyn N

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2012 1 NSF $149,994
Project Title: Tissue Engineered Sustainable Leather
2012 1 USDA $92,488
Project Title: Engineered Comestible Meat

Key People / Management

  Andras Forgacs -- Co-founder and Chief Executive

  Gabor Forgacs -- Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer

  Karoly Jakab -- Co-founder and Senior Scientist

  Suzanne Lee -- Chief Creative Officer

  Francoise Suzanne Marga -- Co-founder and Senior Scientist

  Susan Schofer -- VP Product

  Sarah Sclarsic -- Director of Business

  David Williamson -- Chief Technology Officer