Steakholder Foods 3D bio-printed the world’s first cultivated fish fillet
Steakholder Foods 3D bio-printed the world’s first cultivated fish fillet: The Company has reached a significant milestone by successfully customizing bio-inks utilizing grouper cells provided by Umami Meats’ to print a cultivated grouper product – a significant step towards the commercialization of its 3D bioprinter.
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Tasting 3D-printed fish
To celebrate this achievement, Steakholder Foods hosted a tasting event in its Israel facilities. The tasting included a “grouper fish chef’s table”, with piscine delicacies prepared by the Company’s chef, Moran Lidor, including Singaporean-style and Israeli-style signature fish dishes. The event came hot on the heels of the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, who also watched the fish being printed first-hand and tasted the prototype, becoming the first Prime Minister ever to taste 3D-printed cultivated fish.
Steakholder Foods eases path to commercialisation with new ‘bio-ink’
The printing and bio-ink customization are steps on the path to commercializing Steakholder Foods’ 3D printer, proving its bioprinting and bioink technologies to be a sophisticated production platform for structured hybrid and cultivated products, that can facilitate various species and therefore various companies and industry players.
The collaboration with Umami Meats, which is backed by a grant from the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation, aims to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products using Steakholder Foods’ proprietary 3D bio-printing technology and customized bio-inks.
Since receiving grouper fish cells from Umami, the Steakholder Foods team has been hard at work creating customized bio-inks and optimizing the taste and texture of its printed grouper, towards finalizing a prototype. The 3D fish printing represents a successful and meaningful milestone in the partnership between Umami Meats and Steakholder Foods.
Unlike fully cultivated meat products which still require incubation and maturation after printing, the grouper fish product is ready to cook after printing, thanks to their unique technology that allows the mimicking of the flaky texture of cooked fish – a technology that is the subject of a provisional patent application.
The CEO of Steakholder foods said at the event that the company has long term plans to develop seafood products.
More details in their press release.
We previously wrote about this international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat industry.
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