The Cultivated B Partners with DTU Biosustain to Validate and Enhance AUXO V Bioreactor Technology

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY, & LYNGBY, DENMARK, April 24, 2024 – In a step toward technological progress and user-centered innovation, The Cultivated B (TCB) and The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. Their collaboration aims to validate TCB’s bioreactor technology and establish new industry standards in bioprocessing. The strategic partnership will prioritize enhancing the functionality and usability of TCB’s AUXO V® bioreactors through thorough user testing and evaluation.

The results of this collaboration are anticipated to make a substantial impact on advancing bioreactor technology, improving scalability, efficiency and environmental sustainability in bioproduction processes. TCB and DTU Biosustain will collaborate closely to incorporate user feedback from operational staff in the pilot facilities, PhD students, academic researchers and startups into their development process, emphasizing both parties’ dedication to user-centered design and excellence.

Collaboration between academia and industry in bioreactor design fuels transformative progress

When academia and industry join forces to advance bioreactor design, the collaboration becomes a powerful catalyst for innovation. Drawing on decades of collective interdisciplinary research experience in sustainability, DTU Biosustain researchers will serve as independent reviewers. Their role involves evaluating the performance of TCB’s bioreactors across different bioprocesses, collecting user feedback, and validating the results against established market standards. TCB’s main goal is to improve the user-friendliness and operational efficiency of its bioreactor technology by leveraging insights gained from practical user experiences

“Our collaboration with DTU Biosustain reflects our dedication to pushing the boundaries of biotechnological innovation by focusing on tangible advancements and practical implementations of user feedback in the development cycle,” said Dr. Hamid Noori, CEO of The Cultivated B. “Similar to software beta testing, by engaging with such an experienced team in this detailed evaluation and feedback loop, we can ensure that our bioreactors not only meet but anticipate and exceed the evolving needs of the user.”

“We are looking forward to collaborating with The Cultivated B on taking their bioreactor technolology to the next level for the benefit of the Center’s research and for the whole biotechnology research and development community in general. Collaboration between academia and industry in bioreactor design and operation accelerates progress, fosters innovation and benefits society. It combines theoretical expertise with practical insights, driving efficiency, sustainability, and societal impact.” says CEO at DTU Biosustain, Bo Skjold Larsen.

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About The Cultivated B

The Cultivated B is a multinational company dedicated to the development and application of breakthrough technologies in cellular agriculture, precision fermentation and bioreactor engineering to enable scalable commercialization of the cellular-agriculture industry. TCB serves startups, corporations and academic research institutions within the food, pharma, cosmetics and personal care industries with its outstanding capabilities. The company’s fundamental commitment to minimizing the natural resources used paves the way towards a sustainable future, locally, regionally and globally. TCB’s research and development team is based in Germany. PreFer Industries and n!Biomachines, based in Canada, are subsidiaries of TCB. For more information, visit and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU was established in 2011 and is a world leader in providing biotechnological solutions to help solve the global challenges and harness the power of microbial biotechnology for enabling the Green Transition. The researchers at the center study, engineer, and use microbes to enable discovery, development and production of molecules that serve as replacements for petroleum-based products, as well as novel compounds for materials. Based at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), at the time of inception the center was the first interdisciplinary research center in sustainability.