The opposite of a slaughterhouse

Published June 13, 2017

After realizing that meat production has not changed in the past 10.000 years, Dr. Uma Valeti came up with a revolutionary idea: Producing tasty meat in a laboratory. This is how he does it.

As the chief visionary of Memphis Meats, Uma sets the strategic direction and oversees the development of clean meat technologies with a focus on commercialization. Memphis Meats has already pioneered the world’s first multi-animal clean meat platform and made history by releasing chicken, duck and beef grown directly from animal cells. Uma’s mission is to feed the world’s growing population with meat that is delicious, affordable and sustainable. His team is pursuing a major technological leap and a near-trillion dollar market opportunity.

«Consumers want clean meat now, not 50 years in the future» Uma Valeti

Uma is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats, the world’s leading clean meat company producing meat directly from animal cells without raising animals. Uma is Mayo Clinic cardiologist by training, and has served in numerous leadership roles at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and cofounded or invested in several medical device and food tech startups.