Steakholder Foods has completed the upgrade of its
industrial-scale 3D bio-printer, allowing for high throughput
printing of a variety of species with the potential to print tons
of meat per month:
- The printheads are connected to proprietary software and
electronics, enabling precise printing of complex 3D
- Digital control and customization - The full printing
process is digitally controlled, offering customization in shape,
size, texture, and even nutritional composition.
- The printer systems keep cells alive and undamaged
throughout the printing process.
REHOVOT, Israel, June 9, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- Steakholder Foods Ltd. (NASDAQ: STKH), an
international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the
cultivated meat industry, today announced that it has completed the
upgrade of its industrial-scale 3D bio-printer. The integration of
electronic cards and printheads with a fully-digital ink delivery
system now enables high-throughput printing for a variety of
species through hundreds of printhead nozzles, with the potential
to print tons of meat per month.
High-throughput 3D printing can be used to create complex meat
structures at a commercial scale. The complete upgrade includes
hundreds of nozzles that work simultaneously on a carousel to allow
the high-throughput volume, with a modular structure that is
expected to enable the addition of printheads per specifications of
Steakholder Foods' clients. The printheads are controlled and
managed through a DropJet printed circuit board (PCB). In the final
part of the upgrade, printheads were connected to Steakholder
Foods' proprietary, in-house software, that models and reads design
files and creates the slicing that manages printing through the
printheads. This software enables the printing of complex 3D
structures with extreme precision. The system's adaptability is
expected to allow the printing of almost any species, as the
printer systems keep cells alive and undamaged throughout the
Future development is expected to include further automation
capabilities, cost optimization, and validations for
commercialization. Additional development may also include
modification and customization for partner needs.
Itamar Atzmony, VP of
Engineering at Steakholder Foods: "Steakholder Foods' 3D
printer cutting-edge technology is fully developed in-house. From
the mechanical design to the software and electronics, this upgrade
brings us one step closer to mass production, creating
sophisticated meat and fish structures for the
cultivated meat industry."
About Steakholder Foods
Steakholder Foods Ltd., formerly MeaTech 3D Ltd., is an
international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the
cultured meat revolution. The company-initiated activities in 2019
and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker "STKH"
(formerly MITC), with headquarters in Rehovot, Israel.
The company is developing a slaughter-free solution for
producing cellular agriculture meat products, such as beef and
seafood, by offering manufacturers the ability to produce a
cultivated meat product that aims to closely mimic the taste,
texture, and appearance of traditional meat— as an alternative to
industrialized farming and fishing. With its membership in the UN
Global Compact, Steakholder Foods is committed to act in support of
issues embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) which include strengthening food security, decreasing carbon
footprint, and conserving water and land resources.
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