Maruha Nichiro Corporation has entered into a collaboration agreement with UMAMI Bioworks to develop and commercialize cell-cultivated seafood products. The collaboration will focus on accelerating cell-cultivated technology for seafood.
Since August 2021, Maruha Nichiro has been engaged in joint research and development of cell-cultivated seafood products with leading domestic companies in cell culture. In anticipation of changes in the global business environment, including technological and legal developments, Maruha Nichiro will expand their research and development system and accelerate their progress toward early commercialization by collaborating with new overseas companies.
UMAMI Bioworks is a Singapore-based biotechnology company that provides food companies with a standardized, modular and automated production platform for cultivated seafood. They have succeeded in developing cell-cultivated product prototypes and are currently in the midst of securing regulation for commercialization in key markets. Through this collaboration, we will leverage UMAMI Bioworks’ cell-cultivated platform and our seafood supply chain to create the foundation for the cell-cultivated industry in Japan and beyond.