A LEADER IN BIOFABRICATION
Modern Meadow, headquartered in Nutley, NJ, is a sustainable bio-design technology company that uses nature-inspired proteins to develop solutions that reduce our reliance on petrochemical and animal-derived inputs.
The company creates solutions that make sustainable high-performance materials possible. Modern Meadow is a protein design and application powerhouse, creating next-generation materials using synthetic biology by harnessing the unique properties of proteins as building blocks for biofabrication.
Its scalable solutions drop into existing manufacturing processes, allowing partners to bring sustainable goods to market quickly and without high upfront costs. The company aims to drive innovation in sustainability and create new solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
PRODUCTS FOR THE WELLNESS OF PEOPLE & PLANET
Founded in 2011 with the mission to reimagine how the world approaches materials, sustainability and consumption, Modern Meadow’s approach, expertise, and technologies have evolved and expanded significantly in the past 10 years, but its goal to develop alternative, nature-inspired materials to replace animal-derived and petrochemical-based materials has been steadfast. While it is just getting started on this journey, its impact so far is a testament to what it could achieve in the future.
With its drop-in technology platforms, companies in the textiles, materials, personal care, and biomedical industries no longer have to compromise between sustainability and performance. Modern Meadow’s has developed a diversity of bio-based innovations powered by Bio-Alloy™ a revolutionary miscible blend of plant based protein and bio-polymer that maximizes performance and sustainability at the molecular level. Innovations such as Bio-Tex™, a high performance, leather-inspired material system that offers limitless possibilities in look, feel and color or Bio-VERA™ the latest sustainable, animal-free material that looks, feels and naturally ages like traditional leather, suede, or chamois have provided sustainable and solvent-free alternative, eliminating animal-based inputs and waste in favor of production-ready, traceable inputs.
MODERN MEADOW AT A GLANCE
HEADQUARTERS Nutley, New Jersey
Biomaterials, Beauty & Wellness, and Biomedical
Fast Comppany 2022 Innovation by Design Awards
Business Intelligence Group 2022 Sustainability Product of the Year
Inc. Magazine 2022 Best in Business Award
Edison Award 2023 Modern Meadow’s Bio-Coll@genTM Bronze Awards
ITMA 2023 Modern Meadow’s Bio-FREEDTM Sustainable Innovation Finalist
Modern Meadow’s expertise in protein engineering and precision fermentation are ideal for partners looking to build or maintain trust in the personal care industry. Bio-Coll@gen™ is Modern Meadow’s proprietary protein, sequenced from human collagen type III, which is what youthful bodies use to maintain healthy skin. Because it is sustainably sourced from non-animal origins, Bio-Coll@gen™ is both environmentally friendly and bio-active. It promotes the skin’s natural ability to produce more Collagen III, providing powerful anti-aging factors.
DROP-IN TECHNOLOGY SCALED THROUGH INDUSTRYLEADER PARTNERSHIPS
Modern Meadow’s innovations create boundless potential for partners to offer higher-quality, more sustainable versions of products that drive business success.
They partner with companies developing bio-based supply chains and with businesses looking to design for sustainability from the start. Modern Meadow’s bio-based technology offers the world a new way forward by introducing a more effective, more responsible, and readily available supply.
Modern Meadow’s ongoing research and development will continue to generate new offerings to transform the impact of consumer goods on people and the planet. The company envisions growing from creating high-quality replacements of existing products to catalyzing products better than we’ve ever seen before.