PIONEERING BIOFABRICATION: BUILDING WITH BIOLOGY

Behind each one of our products is a proprietary technology application platforms leveraging the power of nature. These platforms have the power to change the way we build and use biomaterials and active ingredients in everything from handbags to car seats to skin care products.

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Through Modern Meadow’s creation of innovative sustainable biomaterials without use of animal inputs, we have developed a deep expertise in proteins along with a range of technical capabilities at the intersection of biotechnology and material science. We have discovered that proteins, designed, tuned and applied in certain ways, can deliver unique functional benefits across a range of applications and they serve as highly sustainable building blocks for new materials and active ingredients.

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Proteins are nature’s building blocks that can themselves be designed, engineered, and assembled into next-generation bio-based materials. Biofabrication is the new manufacturing revolution with the promise of transforming our world into a sustainable bioeconomy. We design and engineer new materials and active ingredients at the molecular level by creating, tuning and assembling proteins to develop novel structures with advanced and diverse functionality.

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Using the tools of molecular biology and biotechnology, we design & engineer cells at the DNA level to create recombinant microorganisms that produce desired proteins.

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MAKING BESPOKE PROTEINS SCALABLE & ACCESSIBLE

At Modern Meadow, we use fermentation technology to produce animal-free proteins via a scalable and environmentally-responsible process. Like brewing beer or making wine, we grow and multiply our designed yeast cells into billions of cell factories that produce target bespoke proteins with tailored functionalities. These proteins become the fundamental building blocks for materials and active ingredients with applications across multiple industries.

PROTEIN Application EXPERTS

Through Modern Meadow’s creation of innovative sustainable materials without use of animal inputs, we have developed a range of technical capabilities at the intersection of biotechnology and material science, and a deep expertise in proteins. We have discovered that proteins, designed, tuned and applied in certain ways, can deliver unique functional benefits across a range of applications and they serve as highly sustainable building blocks for new materials and active ingredients.

BIOFABRICATION: BUILDING WITH BIOLOGY

Proteins are nature’s building blocks that can themselves be designed and engineered, and assembled into advanced bio-based materials. Biofabrication is the next manufacturing revolution. We design and engineer new materials and active ingredients at the most fundamental level by creating, tuning and assembling proteins to create novel structures with innovative functionality.

PROTEIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Using the tools of molecular biology and biotechnology, we design & engineer cells at the DNA level to create recombinant microorganisms that produce desired proteins.

FERMENTATION & BIOPROCESS

At Modern Meadow, we use fermentation technology to produce animal-free proteins via a scalable and environmentally-responsible process. Like brewing beer or making wine, we grow and multiply our designed yeast cells into billions of cell factories that produce target bespoke proteins. These proteins become the fundamental building blocks for materials and active ingredients with applications across multiple industries.

BIO-F@RM: BIO–FERMENTATION-BASED @CTIVE RECOMBINANT MACROMOLECULE (PROTEIN)

Bio-F@rm™ is our proprietary application platform that showcases our unique ability to engineer fermentation-based proteins. The platform combines Modern Meadow’s proprietary know-how regarding strain engineering, protein design, analytics, fermentation and downstream processing to produce tailored proteins with desired properties and functionality for various applications. The first expression of this platform is Bio-Coll@gen™, a powerful vegan, biocompatible, and safe bioactive which has been shown to stimulate the production of Collagen type III.

BIO-ALLOY: PROTEIN + BIO-POLYMER BLEND

Bio-Alloy™ is our proprietary technology application platform that delivers unique performance and sustainability to materials. As a testament to our commitment to innovation, Bio-Alloy™ has allowed us to develop multiple unprecedented miscible blends with commercial applications , therefore bringing unique sets of mechanical and thermal properties to biomaterials, beauty amongst other for a vast range of end uses  applications.

Mechanical data shows that our selected proteins combined with bio-based polymers create a molecularly-mixed miscible blend with unique combination of functionalities and performances far beyond each of the individual inputs. Like traditional alloys, our protein-powered solution is greater than the sum of its parts, which is why we call it Bio-Alloy™.

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BIO-COLL@GEN: USING PROTEINS TO (RE)ACTIVATE THE BODY’S NATURAL PROCESSES

Using a deep understanding of molecular biology and fermentation processes, we engineer yeast strains to produce Bio-Coll@gen™. Inspired by human Collagen type III, this proprietary recombinant protein has demonstrated biostimulation of an array of genes including Collagen type III in human skin cells. Collagen types I and III are the main structural proteins found in human skin and other connective tissues. Collagen type I creates the matrix of the skin while Collagen type III modulates skin elasticity and, therefore, they have a key role in the skin aging process and skin appearance. Collagen type III proteins are notoriously difficult to extract and very costly. By growing these proteins from yeast, we bypass the conventional animal-based extraction methods and provide the cosmetics industry with a more sustainable and efficacious building block for beauty products.

From Bio-Inspiration to Biofabrication

The accelerating pace of science and technology has enabled Modern Meadow to use our fundamental knowledge of biology to co-create with nature. We work to apply nature’s toolkit to create biologically advanced materials that meet the needs of tomorrow. We reach beyond bio-inspiration and bio-based materials. Modern Meadow is a pioneer in biofabrication: We design and engineer with nature’s building blocks to yield new structural and functional properties.

PROTEINS: ENGINEERED AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL

Proteins are nature’s building blocks that can be re-assembled and engineered into advanced bio-based materials. At Modern Meadow’s labs, select proteins can be designed or tuned for specific applications to achieve optimal performance and aesthetic profiles.

Our team has deep expertise in our proteins’ properties, but also when the proteins are biofabricated with other materials. In fact, when these building blocks are engineered in concert with other materials, we achieve novel functionalities that address consumer needs. This proprietary biofabrication platform allows Modern Meadow to adapt and evolve its materials to meet unique specifications in a wide range of applications.  Our team carefully designs, assembles, and tests materials to be fit-for-purpose, down to their molecular level.

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