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Is Lab-Grown Fur the Next Biomaterial Frontier?

Supply chain woes and soaring prices defined the past year. What lies ahead? Read the 2022 Sourcing Report for a deep global dive, plus expert insights on navigating the sourcing roller coaster.

First came lab-grown leather. Now, tissue-engineered fur wants a stab at the ballooning cruelty-free market. The latter comes courtesy of Geneus Biotech, a Dutch startup whose fuzzy Furoid biomaterial seeks to displace farmed and wild-caught pelts. The process of making the animal-friendly fur isn’t dissimilar to culturing beef sans cow, researchers say. Working with scientists…

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