Ecovative, Troy, N.Y., launched MycoFlex, a next-generation mycelium biofabrication platform for performance materials.

Mycelium, the base of all Ecovative materials, is the root structure of mushrooms. Composed of natural polymers, mycelium offers performance properties in more known materials such as plastics, resins or leather.

Through an industrial biofabrication process, the MycoFlex platform produces high-performance, pure mycelium structure. Once produced, the mycelium can be tailored into a variety of end materials, including cellular scaffolding for lab grown meat.