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Steakholder Foods receives $1 million grant for 3D bioprinting of fish products

Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D, is a specialist in 3D printing cultured meats. The new grant and a collaboration with Umami Meats will enable the development of 3D-printed textured eel and grouper products. 

Steakholder Foods’ partnership with Umami Meats offers a unique opportunity for market entry in the only country in the world where cultivated meat has regulatory approval. The collaboration aims to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products. Steakholder Foods will use its newly developed technology for mimicking the flaky texture of cooked fish that was recently submitted for a provisional patent application.

The project’s first prototype, a structured hybrid grouper product, is expected to be completed by Q1 2023. The product will be printed using Steakholder Foods’ proprietary 3D bio-printing technology and bio-inks that will be customized for Umami Meats’ cells.

Yair Ayalon, VP of Business Development, Steakholder Foods: “Industry collaborations are a critical aspect of our long-term business strategy. Our partnership with Umami Meats is especially meaningful following our recent patent application for fish texture and because it is being supported by a joint Israeli/Singaporean government initiative of which we are very proud to be a part.”

Mihir Pershad, CEO and Founder at Umami Meats: “We are thrilled to be combining our deep knowledge and experience in cultivated seafood with Steakholder Foods’ innovative 3D bio-printing technology. We believe this partnership will help us advance our vision of a new, more sustainable food system for preserving our marine ecosystems while delivering exceptional, high quality seafood to meet growing consumer demand.“

Find out more about Steakholder Foods at steakholderfoods.com.

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


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