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Israeli company “Steakholder” presents 3D-printed fish fillets

3D-printed cultured meat company Steakholder Foods has developed a 3D-printed cultured fish product made with custom bio-inks using grouper cells from Umami Meats.

The special 3D bio-printer used to create the fish produces tissue and organs from living cells. Unlike traditional 3D printers, the bioprinter uses biomaterials such as proteins and polysaccharides to create living tissue. This process is revolutionizing food technology and offers a promising path for developing personalized steaks or fish.

3D bioprinting technology has several advantages over traditional capture methods and aquaculture practices. It takes the pressure off wild-caught fish and allows for more precise control of the final product, resulting in consistent quality fish every time. In addition, 3D-printed fish is more sustainable than traditional aquaculture methods, as it can be farmed in a controlled environment with minimal waste.

3D-printed fish is also important for animal welfare. Traditional capture methods can be cruel to fish, while the use of 3D bioprinting technology eliminates this problem. Fish are farmed in a controlled environment, eliminating the need to catch them in the wild.

Although the cost of 3D bioprinters is still quite high and the process of large-scale fish farming needs further optimization, the introduction of the world’s first 3D-printed farmed fish is an exciting development in the seafood industry. As the technology evolves, we are likely to see even more sustainable and innovative ways to produce food for the world’s growing population.

Find out more about Stakeholder Foods at steakholderfoods.com.

For more information about Umami Meats, please visit umamimeats.com.

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