World’s first 3D-printed rib-eye steak unveiled
On Tuesday, Aleph Farms and its biomedical engineering partners at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology unveiled the slaughter-free steak, in what is believed to be the world’s first.
The steak was produced through the combination of 3D bioprinting technology and real cow tissue.
News source disclosed that, scientists incubated the cells to grow, differentiate, and interact, ultimately replicating a real rib-eye.
With muscle and fat similar to a traditionally slaughtered steak, the futuristic food features “the same organoleptic attributes of a delicious tender, juicy rib-eye steak you’d buy from the butcher.” Aleph Farms also disclosed that it could produce any cut of meat with through this method as the company is willing to expand its meat portfolio.
Shulamit Levenberg, a professor at Technion and Aleph’s co-founder said “With the realization of this milestone, we have broken the barriers to introducing new levels of variety into the cultivated meat cuts we can now produce, as we look into the future of 3D bioprinting, the opportunities are endless.”