ABOUT US

Ants Innovate's mission is to create meat cuts sustainably without animal sacrifice, providing everyone with the complete meat eating experience.

OUR story

1999

Product of Ants Innovate

18 years of precision tissue engineering 

We have our roots in the National University of Singapore and A*STAR

200 papers, 50 patents, 5 spin-offs, 1 IPO

High impact research with commercial track record 

2017

We developed pig muscle cells that

can grow indefinitely

Generation of GMO-free pig muscle cells

World's first major public grant for

cultivated meats

Awarded Singapore -

New Zealand research grant

Product of Ants Innovate

Patented novel scaffold technology for cell culture

Discovered a natural colouring mechanism in plants enabling meat-like colour and marbling in scaffolds

2020

First cultivated whole meat cut company in Southeast Asia

Ants Innovate spun off from A*STAR

Product of Ants Innovate

Using A*STAR tissue engineering technology to make food

Exclusive licensing of A*STAR patents

Tasty Chinese meat snacks that are healthy and delicious

Created our first meat snack prototype

Our technology would allow us to precisely recreate the structure and mouthfeel of meat cuts 

Tissue building block technology filed for IP protection

Now

Meet the management
 

TERENCE TAN

PROFESSOR HANRY YU, PH.D., MSID

SHUJIAN ONG

PROFESSOR HANRY

Founder and Non-Executive Chairman

As a veteran scientist with multiple patents and several listings under his belt, Prof Hanry is the founder of the company. He takes an interdisciplinary approach towards research efforts. Currently he is a tenured professor in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Prof Hanry is concurrently leading research groups in the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of A*STAR, the Mechanobiology Institute, and a large programme in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He provides the strategic direction for the company.

SHUJIAN ONG

Co-Founder and Director of R&D

Shujian is our co-founder and drives the R&D efforts of the company. He is a science graduate from the National University of Singapore, and was a A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) scholar. Shujian has published in scientific journals with a focus on cell based meats. He has worked with Prof Hanry in the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. Shujian is passionate about contributing towards the food safety and food security efforts and protection of the environment by cellular meat production research.

PROFESSOR HANRY YU, PH.D., MSID

Founder and Non-Executive Chairman

As a veteran scientist with multiple patents and several listings under his belt, Prof Hanry is the founder of the company. He takes an interdisciplinary approach towards research efforts. Currently he is a tenured professor in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Prof Hanry is concurrently leading research groups in the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of A*STAR, the Mechanobiology Institute, and a large programme in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He provides the strategic direction for the company.

TERENCE TAN

General Manager

Terence has over two decades of investment and management experience in the financial industry. He began as an analyst before becoming a portfolio manager, with his career culminating in managing client assets in a Swiss private bank. He was previously a member of the senior management team in the Asian business of the Swiss private bank. Terence provides financial oversight and handles investor relations, HR and marketing efforts for the company. He is a business school alumni of the National University of Singapore.