Solaris Biotech and Wildtype Partner for Large-scale Bioreactors for Cultivated Seafood Production

Solaris Biotech, a leading innovator and manufacturer of bioreactors, fermenters and tangential flow filtration systems has entered an agreement with Wildtype, a San Francisco-based company focused on creating cultivated seafood. The two companies will engage in a collaborative development program to design a next generation family of bioreactor systems to help meet the growing demand for seafood.


Food is fundamental to our existence, and food demand is increasing with rising income levels and a multiplying global population. Alternative proteins are experiencing rapid growth as a result of these trends, and cell cultivated proteins are at the forefront of these innovations. “Solaris, with our specialized bioprocessing equipment, is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the advancement of new cultured food technologies,” said Matteo Brognoli, Managing Director of Solaris. “Alternative proteins have become the fastest growing segment for bioreactor systems and we are proud that our cultivators are the enabling technology for this leap in the food industry.”

“Wildtype is on a mission to produce the cleanest, most delicious seafood on the planet,” said Justin Kolbeck, Wildtype CEO. “Annual global seafood consumption is expected to increase an additional 23 million tons by 2030 and one of the most important pieces in the productive infrastructure are the cultivators used to grow cells. With Solaris’ technologically advanced solutions we have found the right partner to help us scale and make our products more affordable and accessible.”