Conference Day Two

Thursday - 28 March, 2024

8:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Mario Notari Research & Development Coordinator & Senior Scientific Researcher, Cubiq Foods

Formulating Cost-Effective & Scalable Media for Rapid Cell Growth & Immortalisation

9:15 am Optimising Media Development for Differentiation at Different Scales While Maintaining Taste

  • Mario Notari Research & Development Coordinator & Senior Scientific Researcher, Cubiq Foods


  • Balancing different factors that can impact the viability of your media
  • Determining how cell line characteristics can influence the development of an effective media
  • Reducing batch-to-batch discrepancies in media to promote consistent differentiation and growth

9:45 am Cytoponics – Using Microalgae to Break Through the Cost Barrier of Cultured Meat & Seafood

  • Tomer Halevy Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Mermade Seafoods


  • Microalgae as a biological system for media recycling and reuse
  • Sourcing key nutritional components for seafood from microalgae
  • Isolating microalgae-derived components for enhanced cellular proliferation

10:15 am Roundtable Discussion: Navigating the Technical & Regulatory Challenges of Generating Immortalised Cell Lines

  • Mario Notari Research & Development Coordinator & Senior Scientific Researcher, Cubiq Foods


  • Evaluating different challenges when producing GMO and biopsy-derived immortalised cell lines, particularly in the context of scaling
  • Comparing perspectives on key biomarkers that may indication immortalisation of a cell line
  • Understand key environmental conditions that increase cell line longevity

10:45 am Morning Break

Evaluating Bioprocess Design & Engagement with Regulators for Rapid Commercialisation

  • Mario Notari Research & Development Coordinator & Senior Scientific Researcher, Cubiq Foods

11:30 am Validating R&D Decisions & Making Informed Scale-Up Decisions for Financial & Technical Viability


  • Gain an introductory understanding of the key process considerations and economic analyses to implement as you move from cell line development into bioreactors
  • Seek recommendations from industry leaders for your bioprocess strategies and preempt scale-up challenges
  • Hear your industry colleagues’ approaches to scale-up and share technical pain points

12:00 pm Roundtable Discussion: Sharing Current Approaches for Engaging with Regulatory Bodies to Maximise the Chance of Approval


  • Building valuable relationships with regulatory bodies to gain clarity on next steps and approval journeys
  • Enforcing robust data collection and documentation on ingredient sourcing, cell origins, and production methods to facilitate dossier and submission compilation 
  • Best practices for engaging with partners and third party expertise

12:45 pm Networking Lunch

Establishing Secure Supply Chains & Relationships with External Vendors to Streamline Scaling

1:45 pm Establishing Pilot Capacity to Validate Scaling Strategies Ahead of Transitioning to Commercial Scale Production


  • Selecting appropriate equipment to demonstrate process robustness at scale
  • Securing capital to fund the investment
  • Reducing supply chain challenges to improve efficiency

2:15 pm Examining the Crossover Between Biopharma Suppliers with Cultivated Meat & Validating Investment

  • Tomas Kubes Head of Strategic Projects, Bene Meat Technologies
  • João O’Neill Chemical and Bioprocess Engineer & Researcher, BeneMeat


  • Predicting the scale-up economics of a bioreactor in the context of the product and addressable market
  • Carrying out technoeconomic analyses of how process parameters change at scale and overcoming this variability
  • Appreciating the limitations of biopharma bioreactors

2:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

3:00 pm End of Cultivated Meat & Seafood Bioprocessing Summit Europe

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