Mar 30, 2021
BRT S02 EP13 (60) 03-28-2021
Topic: Cell Based Collagen from Jellatech + BRT 2.2021 - Best of Tech 2021
Guests: Stephanie Michelsen, Co-Founder / CEO Jellatech
Things We Learned This Week:
Stephanie Michelsen, founder and CEO of Jellatech, aims to use biotechnology to synthesize animal proteins - without killing the animals. This includes collagen and gelatin produced from animal cell lines and cultured in giant bioreactors to be used in food, pharma and cosmetic applications. Jellatech has raised $2.1 million. The Raleigh-based startup CEO lauded, lands on Forbes 30 under 30
Jellatech is a developer of cutting-edge technologies to produce high quality, pure, animal-free collagen and gelatin. Founded by a group of innovators, dreamers, entrepreneurs and scientists, Jellatech is on a mission to eliminate animals from the food system, making better ingredient products - starting with collagen and gelatin.
Collagen is a by-product of the meat industry. You may be familiar with collagen from seeing it in skin serums, or with its derivative, gelatin, in gummy bears - but it’s likely around you much more than you realize. This ingredient is used in a number of applications such as for food texturizers, vaccine stabilizers, pill capsules, the clarification of wine and beer, and many more.
Today, the only way to source native, functional collagen is to extract it from animals. This is what they are changing at Jellatech. Jellatech makes functional, native collagen - without animals. Cellular agriculture enables one to produce a more sustainable, smarter high quality collagen that breaks the cycle of relying on an inefficient and unethical supply chain of live animals.
Ryan Bethencourt w/ Wild Earth (Vegan pet Food) is one of the major backers of Jellatech
Gelatin is a derivative from Collagen, and what gummies, or what Jello is made of
Collagen 2.0 – Innovation in 21st Century, been around 200+ years, and uses parts f animal people do not want
Collagen is usually used for health, beauty, supplements for joint health (in powdered form), skin care, burn injuries, and skin grafts
Start w/ cell culture from a live animal, extract collagen or product – need 1 cow & take a biopsy, then grow cell. Process is very efficient – use less land, and less animals
Sustainable Future with byproduct of animal cells, use specialized cells
Also byproducts of meat industry like beer, wine, pills, gummy
Impossible Burgers – plant based hamburgers
Topic: BRT 2.2021: Best of Tech in 2021
Clips from BRT Tech Themed Shows in early 2021 –
Topics Include: VR (Virtual Reality), AI (Artificial Intelligence), EV (Electric Vehicles), Autonomous Vehicles
EndeavorVR, works to bridge the gap between AR/VR developers & solution providers and corporations & institutions. The capabilities of AR/VR are vast and can combine with other technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Body/Eye Tracking and Haptics. These technologies will dramatically improve every human endeavor.
Full Show: Here
aistorm.ai / www.lineardimensions.com
AI Storm is a AI company that makes the sensor tech used in common products for security cameras, traffic devices, and vehicles (cars). AI (Artificial Intelligence) common uses in everyday services that people are unaware of, and how the technology works. We also ponder the future uses of AI technology and how many industries it will be a part of in the next decade.
Full Show: Here
Electric vehicles history, and the inspiration for Atlis Motors. Atlis is an energy company, the Apple of electric vehicles and the truck is their I-Pod. Electric trucks, engine battery, and battery design. Where (and how) is the battery produced?
Full Show: Here
TuSimple is an autonomous (driverless) truck company using AI software to control the truck with a driver riding in the cab. They are operational on a test basis from Az to Texas, and expect to be live in 2024. Robert talks about the technology of the AI trucks, safety protocol, and the process to get Gov’t agreement. Then he tells of the future of the truck market, truck driver employment.
Full Show: Here
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