Meatable, a foodtech company this month opened a facility at the Bio Science Park in Leiden, the Netherlands, to further scale up cultivated pork development. The new pilot facility is double the size of Meatable’s previous office and lab space, enabling it to increase its bioreactor capacity, ensuring the company has more space to test and produce large volumes of its cultivated pork products. 

When Meatable launched in 2018, it started in a small office and lab space in Leiden, near the Bio Science Park. The following year, the company moved to the DSM Biotech Campus in Delft, where it has grown to more than 90 employees. At Delft, Meatable achieved many milestones including unveiling its first cultivated pork products and achieving a world-first breakthrough with one of the fastest processes in the industry to make cultivated meat, taking only eight days to develop one single animal cell into pork.  

The new Leiden facility has opened following Meatable’s $35M Series B round in the summer and marks an important step towards commercializing its cultivated pork products. Its location in the University area of Leiden ensures proximity to expert knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities. This will help Meatable expand its development capacity in preparation for its commercial launch in Singapore in 2024, aligning with its mission to enable widespread accessibility of cultured meat. 

"It is fantastic to see how we have grown from an idea of two entrepreneurs five years ago into a mature company with a tangible product that can transform how we eat meat. In this new facility, we can further scale the company’s processes and accelerate commercial launch,” said Krijn de Nood, co-founder and CEO of Meatable This brings us one step closer to our mission to create delicious cultivated meat products without harming people, animals or the planet."


About Meatable
Meatable is an innovative, Dutch food company, aiming to deliver, at scale, the new natural, cultivated meat that looks like, tastes like, and has the nutritional profile of traditional meat. Its proprietary opti-ox technology enables Meatable to produce meat rapidly, sustainably, and without harming animals. Founded in 2018 by Krijn de Nood (CEO), Daan Luining (CTO), and Dr. Mark Kotter (principal inventor of opti-ox technology), Meatable has brought together a team of close to 100 experts with unique knowledge in fields including molecular biology, chemistry, tissue engineering, bioprocess development, food safety, and food science to create the new natural meat.