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Modern Meadow received 10 million dollars for the mass production of synthetic leather
Perhaps your next leather thing you buy at the clothing store, will be made from material grown in the laboratory. American company Modern Meadow, gained fame by bionapechatannogo meat attracted during the first round of funding investment of 10 million dollars to manufacture biomaterial for tailoring.
Modern Meadow plans in the next few years, the massive sales of synthetic leather. It also creates in his laboratory artificial meat, a sample of which was shown at the festival SXSW this year. Biomass comes in the form of chips, and as we are assured in the company, has the taste of conventional meat. Nevertheless, the market will first clothing made of artificial leather, and only then synthesized foods from meat. According to the manufacturer, the products on the basis of laboratory meat does not harm the environment, and it will be able to eat vegetarians, environmentalists and people who refuse meat for religious reasons.
Most skin substitutes manufactured from polymeric material and does not possess the properties of natural leather. In artificial leather production Modern Meadow has such properties. Besides it does not require careful tanning using hazardous chemicals.
Desire to engage in the cultivation of artificial leather for non-medical purposes emerged from the research team after they successfully produced live organs in the laboratory.
Modern Meadow supports efforts billionaire Peter Thiel, founder of the electronic payment system PayPal, as well as Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, whose net worth is about $ 30 billion.
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Tags: Bioengineering , Materials , Clothing .
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