PayPal founder bankrolls 3-D printed meat

Peter Thiel's New 3-D Printing Challenge: Meat FotoosVanRobin via WikimediaCtrl + P for protein Billionaire Peter Thiel would like to introduce you to the other, other white meat. The investor's philanthropic Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs is offering up a six-figure grant (between $250,00 and $350,000, though representatives wouldn't say exactly) to a Missouri-based startup called Modern Meadow that is flipping 3-D bio-printing technology originally aimed at the regenerative medicine market into a means to produce 3-D printed meat. We've seen stuff kind of like this before. The larger idea here is to use cultured cell media to create a meat substitute that will satisfy the natural human desire for animal protein minus the environmental (and ethical) impacts of industrial scale farming. And by using 3-D printing technology, Modern Meadow might even be able to make it look like the real thing, though we're somewhat skeptical even the best-looking faux fillet is going to stand up to the real deal. It's also g

PayPal founder bankrolls 3-D printed meat

(Phys.org) -- A Missouri-based company may have an impact on environmental issues raised by nations of meat-eaters and populations bearing the brunt of world hunger with an alternative, bioprinted ...

Mon 20 Aug 12 from Phys.org

PayPal Founder Backs Synthetic Meat Printing Company

The Thiel Foundation has made a six-figure grant to a series of biotechnology startups, including a company that wants to 3-D-print meat.

Thu 16 Aug 12 from Wired Science

Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel backs a company aiming to create 3D printed meat

Artificial, lab-grown steaks that taste and feel just like the real thing could be round the corner thanks to a generous grant from Paypal's founder

Fri 17 Aug 12 from Daily Mail

Startup gets $350K in funding to 3D print meat

Seeing as we’re living in the future, you are free to buy 3D printers like the MakerBot that build objects out of plastic. That’s pretty nifty, but what if you could extrude not molten ...

Thu 16 Aug 12 from Geek.com

Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Backs New Venture Aimed at Producing 3-D Printed Meat

Peter Thiel's New 3-D Printing Challenge: Meat FotoosVanRobin via WikimediaCtrl + P for protein Billionaire Peter Thiel would like to introduce you to the other, other white meat. The investor's ...

Wed 15 Aug 12 from Popular Science

3D-printed meat: would you eat it?

We write about 3D printing a lot. A lot. One area that has always showed promise — but never commitment — is using 3D printers to crank out edible replacements. Today, that commitment's ...

Wed 15 Aug 12 from Dvice

Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Funds Tissue Engineering, Nano-Engineering Projects And More

Breakout Labs, Peter Thiel's effort to put $5 million toward cutting-edge research, just awarded another round of funding toward technologies that could one day create meat without harm to animals ...

Wed 15 Aug 12 from TechCrunch

3D printed meat: It's what's for dinner

Peter Thiel's philanthropic ...

Wed 15 Aug 12 from CNET Cutting Edge

PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Invests Big Money in 3D-Printed Steaks

Grilled Beef Steak photo from Shutterstock Billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is putting his money where his mouth is – by investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in an American ...

Fri 17 Aug 12 from Inhabitat

Printed petri-meat gets boost from Internet billionaire

A company attempting a new approach to in-vitro meat production received up to $350,000 from The Thiel Foundation, a philanthropy started by Internet billionaire Peter Thiel, reports CNET.

Thu 16 Aug 12 from Mongabay.com

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