NESS ZIONA, Israel – Meat Tech 3D Ltd., an R&D company with ambitions to develop and scale technologies that enable slaughter-free meat production, announced it successfully printed uniform, thin, meat tissue from stem cells. Meat-Tech said the successful experiment significantly increases the feasibility of the company’s technologies and moves it closer to achieving its slaughter-free meat production goals.
Meat-Tech named the experiment “Project Carpaccio” due to its similarity to the dish of thinly sliced meat that is served raw. Meat-Tech utilized its proprietary 3D printer for tissue construction, followed by a cell-growth process. The company’s scientists succeeded in printing several cell types, which coalesced into a single fat and muscle tissue grown in Meat-Tech’s laboratory.
A professional examiner analyzed the sample, and Meat-Tech 3D’s audit committee corroborated the results, the company said. Meat Tech called the successful creation of the tissue a milestone that demonstrates three significant process capabilities:
- Successful sorting of stem cells into fat and muscle cells, allowing the synthesis of muscle fibers and fat tissue;
- Formulation and production of bio-inks designed to print fat and muscle cells to ultimately form tissues; and
- The formation of printed tissue containing coalesced fat and muscle cells.
“Completing this significant milestone earlier than anticipated is a significant technological achievement for Meat-Tech,” said Steven H. Lavin, Meat-Tech chairman, “bringing it one step closer to developing technology to build slaughter-free meat-growing plants combined with printing technology, and demonstrating the company’s ability to print fat and muscle cells to build tissue.”