Cellular FlavoringTM
Making sustainable foods Delicious by DesignTM

Alcheme Bio allows cultivated food producers and those using precision fermented ingredients the ability to precisely adjust media and feedstock formulations to imbue foods with robust flavors, just like nature does.

Clean Label

Non-GMO label and reduces ‘added ingredients’, which consumers and regulators love.

Cost Efficient

Food grade supplements that optimize your formula for taste. Do it early on in R&D to avoid costly process changes later.

Actually Works

Robust flavors develop in the lab just like they do in traditional agriculture. Change media formulations to maximize flavor per gram!


“If I did this again, I’d be optimizing for taste early on to get the right flavor before scaling.”

- Late Stage Cultivated Meat Producer

“We’re starting from scratch with taste, so a partner who can accelerate us to being first in market is amazing.”

- Early Stage Cultivated Seafood Producer

“Getting feedback loops from real-time optimizations is super valuable… we can optimize products from a flavor and nutrition perspective.”

- Cultivated Fats University Researcher

“I’m always looking for quick iterative ways to get results from the lab.”

- Cultivated Dairy Producer

our work

For cultivated and precision fermented foods to succeed, they must taste great. Alcheme Bio is pioneering Cellular FlavoringTM. We map the connection between media formulations, food composition and flavor, then bioengineer media supplements that catalyze cells to express their own flavor – just like in the wild.

Clean, cost efficient and precise, it’s the future of flavor.


Founded and Led by Industry Executives

Vanessa Small PhD, MBA

Founder | CEO | CSO

Dr. Vanessa Small is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at Alcheme Bio. She is a seasoned biotech professional with over 25 years of experience in key scientific and management roles at leading companies such as Pfizer, Alere Health (now Abbott), and Cue Health Inc. She serves as a Board Member at EDNA, How Women Lead, and is known for her technical expertise in Biologics and her ability to lead, mentor, and grow cross-functional teams.

Clair purcell


Clair Purcell is Chief Operating Officer at Alcheme Bio; pioneering Cellular FlavoringTM to make cultivated foods Delicious by DesignTM. She has spent the last decade identifying and launching scalable companies, her own and for the Fortune 500 with Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures, across South East Asia, Europe and North America. She serves as a Board Member of GenSpace, the world’s first community biolab in Brooklyn, New York. Clair is passionate about leading multi-disciplinary teams to create and break into new markets to solve some of the world’s hardest problems, particularly in the BioEconomy.

If you’re an early stage cultivated or precision fermentation company, Reach out, we’d love to start a conversation with you.


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