growing meatwith love

The first European startup cultivating pork meat on a proprietary microalgae base

We love meat but hate the way it’s done.
That’s why we’ve decided to change that. We are a team bringing together business and science experience with one common goal – to cultivate meat without killing a single animal or harming the planet.

The power to transform

Pigs 48 pigs killed every second (1,500,000,000 pigs killed every year)
Pigs 0 pigs killed
CO2 14.5% of total emissions (12.31 kg / 1 kg pork) - more than the global transport sector
CO2 92% fewer carbon emissions released compared to conventional meat production (0.98 kg / 1 kg Mewery pork)
Land used 80% of all agricultural land needed to produce meat (17.36 m2 land used to produce 1 kg pork)
Land used 95% less land needed (0,86 m2 land used for 1 kg Mewery pork)
Water 1,796 liters of water used to produce 1 kg pork
Water 78% less water needed (395 liters of water used for 1 kg Mewery pork)
Months 6–7 months to grow a pig
Months 6–7 weeks to grow Mewery pork
Suffering ∞ seconds of suffering for all the slaughtered animals
Suffering 0 seconds of animal suffering for Mewery meat

SOURCE: ourworldindata.org

Why bother…

...because if we humans don't act quickly, we may lose our home.

1

Climate
change

Climate change is no joke. We need to do something, not just stand by and watch. Emerging alternative protein industry will significantly help to fight climate change. Producing cultured meat will release 92% fewer carbon emissions compared to conventional meat production.

2

Industrial
farming

Industrial farming, which is far from natural, contributes to the damage through land use, water use, and pollution. Animal cruelty is just the tip of the iceberg.

3

Growing
population

According to the United Nations, there will be 10 billion people living on this planet by 2050. Most of them will eat meat to satisfy the need for proteins. Producing meat in the current way is not sustainable and plant-based solutions won't satisfy everyone. That's why our focus lies in bringing clean meat on the table.

Our founder’s story

Roman Lauš is an entrepreneur and startup investor. He has built and co-founded several companies: Global DTP, Global Elearning, Home Institute and invested in several startups. Roman has been the Program Director at Future Port Prague since 2017. His inner compass of Buddhist values, combined with his passion for exponential technologies and international business experience gave birth to the Mewery venture – a project aiming to help sentient beings, the planet, and change the way we eat meat.

PHOTO: Interview with Mewery Founder at Future Port Youth 2021

Process of making Mewery meat

Cells

1 - Cells

We start by taking a sample of cells without harming the animal. We work with muscle cells as well as stem cells and isolate those best suited for cultivation.

2 - Grow and divide

Just like in the animal, we mimic the conditions for cells to grow and divide into muscle and fat cells. We feed the cells with nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and growth factors using our proprietary microalgae serum-free medium. It means that we will not use FBS (fetal bovine serum) which is ethically and economically not suitable.

Grow and divide
Cultivator

3 - Cultivator

We are developing bioreactors called cultivators with our partners to make our cells grow and divide in natural conditions, which helps to yield larger amounts.

4 - Meat

The final part is harvesting the meat from the cultivator and enjoying the result. We created meat from meat without killing a single animal.

Meat
Arrow end

Our future product line

Arrow start

Pork
Meatballs

Pork Meatballs

Pork
Sausages

Pork Sausages

Pork
Ground

Pork Ground

Pork
Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin
Pork Balls

Pure
and clean

No antibiotics No GM organismus 80% less water used

Mewery cultivated meat is healthy, cruelty-free and slaughter-free. Unlike traditional meat, it is full of the right vitamins and fats, without pathogens and antibiotics.

Pork Balls

Why pork? To have the biggest
possible impact in our region and beyond.

Pork meat has been the second most consumed meat worldwide and the most consumed and preferred meat in Europe, Russia, and China, among others.

Most consumed type of meat being poultry, beef and other types

Most consumed type of meat being pork

Map

Source: Vivid Maps

Our desired timeline

2020

Research


Market and state of art science research, brand creation

2021

Science


Science teams formed, labs secured, international advisory board put together, first experiments

2022

Tasting


First samples, prototypes, tasting

2025+

Restaurants


Mewery products available in high-end restaurants and premium grocery stores (depending on legislation)

This decade

Kitchens & for everyone

Mewery cultivators for industrial kitchens and Mewery 3D printers for home usage

Team

Roman Lauš

Roman Lauš

founder & CEO

Lucie Wolfová

Ing. Lucie Wolfová, Ph.D.

deputy Head of Department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering of the Czech Academy of Sciences, senior tissue engineer

Dalibor Húska

Ing. Dalibor Húska, Ph.D.

assistant Professor MendelU, R&D worker, microalgea expert

Vladislav Strmiska

Ing. Vladislav Strmiska, Ph.D.

cell biologist, Harvard research fellow

Kristýna Kvardová

Mgr. Kristýna Kvardová

clinical biologist, copywriter

Martina Koláčková

Ing. Martina Koláčková, Ph.D.

assistant Professor at MendelU, Lab Manager

Eva Šebová

Mgr. Eva Šebová, Ph.D.

cell biologist, research and lab asistent at the Czech Academy of Sciences

Markéta Dobešová

Ing. Markéta Dobešová

scientist and researcher in Chemistry and Biochemistry field

Michala Rampichová

Mgr. Michala Rampichová, Ph.D.

biophysisist, tissue engineering research worker at the Czech Academy of Sciences

Advisory board

Pavlína Adam

Ing. Pavlína Adam, Ph.D.

former head of science, research and education department MZe, advisor

Martin Pumera

prof. RNDr. Martin Pumera, Ph.D.

nanorobots expert, 203rd most cited scientist in the world

Rudolf Ševčík

doc. Ing. Rudolf Ševčík, Ph.D.

food chemist, taste advisor

Who has our back

Czech Academy of Science
MendelU
Pipette&Chart
European Chefs
unico.ai
VSCHT
Eventegy
Naviga4
EU

Whispers about us

Vegconomist
Český rozhlas
Forbes
CellAgri
SJ News
Green Queen
CzechCrunch

Contact us

For the public

We’re all ears for your questions regarding the future of meat. Just let us know at hello@mewery.io
or engage with us on our social media channels:

For media

For any media-related inquiries please contact us at:
media@mewery.io

For investors

Look no further!
This is what you want to invest in – a better healthy future for our planet. Reach out to us at investors@mewery.io and let’s see if it’s a match.

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