Israeli food-tech firm announces successful test on way to meat 3D printing

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JERUSALEM, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli meat bioprinting company MeaTech announced on Tuesday that it has completed a successful test in sorting stem cells it has produced and turning them into muscle cells.

According to the company, muscle cells are required for meat growth using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology.

This technology aims to enable the production of meat directly instead of raising the entire animal and slaughtering it.

Thus, the company takes a sample of stem cells from an animal, reproduces these cells, and divides them into different meat components, aiming to 3D print the cultured meat in an accurate shape and structure.

In the current experiment, basic stem cells were sorted into muscle cells, by feeding them with a unique compound, to finally form the muscle tissue of the 3D printed meat.

In May, the company also successfully completed an experiment in turning stem cells into fat cells.

Both results brought the company closer to the target of printing a layer of several different cell types to create one complete meat tissue. Enditem

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