meati foods

Welcome to the brave new world of Colorado-grown mushroom meat

Aug. 25, 2021

Meati Foods is a CU spinout company hoping that fungi, not plants, could be key to winning the protein wars and confronting climate change. Co-founders Tyler Huggins and Justin Whiteley met as Ph.D. students at CU Boulder, where Whiteley studied material science and Huggins studied environmental engineering.

Xalud Therapeutics completes oversubscribed $30M Series C financing

Xalud Therapeutics completes oversubscribed $30M Series C financing

Aug. 24, 2021

Xalud Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapies initially worked on and developed at CU Boulder for the treatment of neuro-inflammatory diseases and inflammatory joint disorders, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Innosphere, CU Boulder device maker Aspero receive patent; FDA next step

Aug. 18, 2021

Aspero Medical Inc. received a U.S. patent for technology related to its planned medical device, a new balloon catheter for use in gastrointestinal endoscopies. The patent means Aspero can seek FDA approval this year and with commercialization to follow in early 2022 if successful. Aspero CEO Mark Rentschler invented the technology with Steven Edmundowicz and Karl Johannes. Rentschler and Edmundowicz are CU Boulder professors; Johannes was one of Rentschler’s PhD students.

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Forge Nano Joins Soteria Battery Innovation Group Consortium built to improve battery safety, performance and innovation

July 29, 2021

Forge Nano, a global leader in Atomic Layer Deposition technology, offers advanced nano coatings that drastically improve the performance and safety of batteries.

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Expect fungi-based steak on your plate by 2022: CU Boulder spinout Meati raises $50 million

July 15, 2021

Meati uses the roots of mushrooms to produce whole cuts, like steak ready to slice on top of a salad or chicken breast breaded and fried as a sandwich. Much of the funds from its recent Series B will go toward completing construction on an 80,000-square-foot production plant, which will soon pump out millions of pounds of Meati in time for a commercial launch in 2022. Meati was founded in 2019 by Huggins and CTO Justin Whiteley, after meeting at CU Boulder while working toward their own PhDs.


ColdQuanta reaches quantum computer milestone by demonstrating immense scalability of ‘cold atom’ processor approach

July 7, 2021

“Our Cold Atom Method stands out among other modalities by demonstrating the potential for unmatched qubit scalability," said Paul Lipman, president of Quantum Computing at ColdQuanta. "We are on the brink of delivering a compelling platform and on the doorstep of commercialization.”

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VitriVax announces Series A financing to further demonstrate feasibility of its thermostable, single-dose vaccine technology, aiming to make life-saving biologics widely accessible to underserved populations globally

July 7, 2021

VitriVax, a CU Boulder spinout that is a developer of a novel stabilization and delivery platform for vaccines and therapeutics, today announced it has closed its first institutional financing round with Adjuvant Capital. VitraVax's Atomic Layering Thermostable Antigen and Adjuvant (ALTA™) technology platform is designed to enable the development of vaccines that can be transported and stored without complex refrigeration and temperature monitoring requirements.

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CU spinout Solid Power, industry-leading all-solid-state battery producer, to list on NASDAQ

June 21, 2021

Solid Power's merger with Riverstone Holdings LLC's Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III constitutes a significant milestone in commercialization of Solid Power's next generation all-solid-state batteries. Upon closing, the combined company is expected to list on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SLDP".

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Monetizing Covid: Solutions get booster shot at universities

June 1, 2021

New ways to fight the economic and social devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being born and raised at universities in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado. Technology-transfer and accelerator entities at the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University in Fort Collins are helping them get the entrepreneurial support they need to hasten them to market.

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CU spinout Meati Foods puts roots down with new factory in Thornton

May 27, 2021

Meati co-founders, Tyler Huggins, CEO, and Justin Whiteley, CTO, are CU Boulder alumni who went into business first to develop battery technology. They shifted to plant-based meat substitutes believing they would be nutritious and more environmentally sustainable than traditionally raised animal meat.