SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — Orbillion Bio Inc., a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based cultured meat company, announced a partnership with one of Europe’s leaders in premium meats, Luiten Food. The companies plan to bring high-quality cultured meats — including Orbillion’s cell-cultured Wagyu Beef — to more than 35 European countries by 2025.
Luiten Food is a member of the Thomas Foods International Group, one of Australia’s largest family-owned red meat processors and distributors. Orbillion will benefit from Luiten Food’s connections over 1,200 distribution channels through foodservice operators, specialty retailers and butchers. With access to this network, Orbillion will have the opportunity to reach a global market.
“At Orbillion, we have always aspired to produce and bring to market the highest quality cell-cultured meats,” said Patricia Bubner, chief executive officer of Orbillion. “We take great pride in being the only cell-cultured meat company focused on quality throughout the full-development process — from the heritage breeds where our cells originate to the final product that diners will enjoy — and, with Luiten Food, we’ll be able to bring this new farm-to-table experience to Europe. Together, we’ll go beyond a scientific concept to a tangible, delicious and enjoyable meat that is more humane to animals, kinder to the planet, and has a more desirable and consistent nutrition profile.”
Orbillion’s cell-cultured products will add to Luiten’s approximately 1,750 existing meat products.
“We’ve been successful for more than 84 years because we’ve focused on what’s ahead,” said Lennert Luiten, managing director of Luiten Food. “And now, that’s sustainable meat. That’s high-quality meat. That’s cell-cultured meat. So, for us, there was no better partner than Orbillion Bio whose cell-cultured Wagyu Beef hits every mark. We’re excited to bring our strengths in brokering the highest quality meats to a category that will be a big part of how we feed the future."