CULT Food Science secures space for incubation studio in Ontario
by CM Staff
The Studio is being planned to contain equipment for work to done on alternative proteins, including in cell culture, bioprocess engineering and product development.
VANCOUVER — CULT Food Science Corp., an investment platform with an exclusive focus on cellular agriculture that is trying to develop novel technologies to provide a sustainable, environmental, and ethical solution to the global factory farming and aquaculture crises, announces that it has secured office space in southern Ontario to further develop an incubation studio. The Company has also appointed Dr. Kantha Shelke to its advisory board as a complementary addition to its existing members.
CULT has secured the Office with the goal of establishing a portfolio company incubation and project development hub with select partners, as well as to advance its role in the cell-based and alternative food space in Canada. The Company is focused on building a strong cellular agriculture ecosystem and creating an improved foundation for start-ups and their new technologies in the industry.
The Studio is being planned to contain equipment for work to done on alternative proteins, including in cell culture, bioprocess engineering and product development, as well as a regular office space for staff. The studio will support a minimum of Biosafety Level 2, which includes but is not limited to the following guidelines:
- Laboratory personnel are required to have specific training to work safely in the lab;
- Access to the laboratory is limited when work is being conducted; and
- Procedures and equipment will be in place to ensure biological safety and avoid contamination of work.
CULT’s newly appointed advisor, Dr. Kantha Shelke, is a certified food scientist and a fellow of the institute of food technologists. Dr. Shelke teaches food safety regulations at John Hopkins University and is the Founder and Principal at Corvus Blue LLC. Corvus Blue LLC is a food research firm that expedites the development and commercialization of new food products and technologies through science. Dr. Shelke is knowledgeable about regulatory compliance, competitive intelligence and risk management in the food and nutrition sector, which aligns well with CULT and its mission.