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This Biotech Startup is Making Fake 3-D Rhino Horn in the Lab. But can it be sold... in time to save the rhinos? - Pembient's Matthew Markus

May 25, 2020 Ulara Nakagawa / Matthew Markus Season 2 Episode 11
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This Biotech Startup is Making Fake 3-D Rhino Horn in the Lab. But can it be sold... in time to save the rhinos? - Pembient's Matthew Markus
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After Animals Podcast
This Biotech Startup is Making Fake 3-D Rhino Horn in the Lab. But can it be sold... in time to save the rhinos? - Pembient's Matthew Markus
May 25, 2020 Season 2 Episode 11
Ulara Nakagawa / Matthew Markus

Pembient is a company making big chunks of realistic fake rhino horn in the lab. Its goal is to flood the market with high-quality, "can't-tell-the-difference" replica products, driving down demand for the real stuff—thereby ultimately helping combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. In this episode, Pembient's CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Markus talks about the potential he sees in the niche biofabricated wildlife product industry. He also shares some of the biggest challenges to actually getting it to market, and addresses some of the controversy surrounding Pembient’s unique approach.

Music interlude created by Lee Rosevere.

Show Notes

Pembient is a company making big chunks of realistic fake rhino horn in the lab. Its goal is to flood the market with high-quality, "can't-tell-the-difference" replica products, driving down demand for the real stuff—thereby ultimately helping combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. In this episode, Pembient's CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Markus talks about the potential he sees in the niche biofabricated wildlife product industry. He also shares some of the biggest challenges to actually getting it to market, and addresses some of the controversy surrounding Pembient’s unique approach.

Music interlude created by Lee Rosevere.

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