Modern Meadow, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Scoby Leather.
Modern Meadow
Material Name: 

Bio-Alloy™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2011

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Andras Forgacs, Gabor Forgacs, Karoly Jakab, Francoise Marga

Website: 
About the Company

Modern Meadow Biofabricated Materials began with an initiative to develop a sustainable alternative to leather. They created Zoa™ after six years of research and development and unveiled a graphic t-shirt made from Zoa at MoMA in 2017. Further development led to the creation of Bio-Alloy™ and its application in a wide range of biofabricated materials. In 2021, Modern Meadow announced the joint venture BioFabbrica with the Italian luxury supplier Limonta

Material

Bio-Alloy™

Technology

Modern Meadow uses yeast to grow collagen protein in a process similar to insulin production and beer brewing. By putting the code for the desired protein into yeast and giving the yeast the necessary nutrients, the yeast is turned into a protein factory. After the fermented collagen proteins are purified, they are assembled into sheets that can be made into leather-like products.

Applications

Bio-Alloy™ technology can be applied in a range of biofabricated materials.

Selected Brand Partnerships

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