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About Us

We're Reinventing Seafood

A Pivotal Moment for the Future of Food.

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Our Challenge

A New Source of Animal Protein

Demand for seafood and other animal protein has never been greater, while wild sources continue to dwindle. At the same time, our global population is on track to reach nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. With so much new demand on our food supply, we need to create new tools to sustainably meet the food security challenges of our 21st century. This is the promise of cellular agriculture.

By growing seafood directly from cells, we now have the ability to cultivate genuine salmon and other seafood without relying on wild or farmed fish. What’s more, we have the opportunity to keep what we all love about seafood on our plates – the delicious protein and nutritious fats – without the things we’d rather leave out: mercury, pharmaceutical compounds, and other contaminants.

Our Founders

A Cardiologist and a Diplomat

Our founders, a cardiologist and a diplomat, were deeply influenced by their years of service in medicine and international relations. Inspired by breakthroughs in stem cell research, and witnessing firsthand the impact of global food insecurity in places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, these old friends brought their experiences together to reimagine the future of seafood.

Wildtype is an energetic, diverse, and inspiring team of world-class scientists, engineers, nutrition experts, and entrepreneurs. We share a collective passion for changing the food system.

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