Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms, Israel's leading tofu producer, have partnered to produce 3D printed plant-based beef steaks.

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Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms Partner to Launch 3D Printed Plant-Based Beef Steaks at Industrial Scale

Israeli bioprinting technology expert Steakholder Foods (Nasdaq: STKH) and Wyler Farms, Israel’s leading tofu producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to use industrial-scale 3D printing technology to produce 3D printed plant-based beef steaks. As part of the agreement, Wyler Farms will acquire Steakholder Foods’ 3D Fusion Pro meat printer and a subscription to the SH Software and NutriBlend ink designed explicitly for plant-based meat.  The deal, valued at millions of dollars over the coming years, represents Steakholder Foods’ first commercial partnership in the private sector. The completion of the Fusion Pro 3D printer installation is anticipated to fall between Q4 2024 and Q1 2025, according to the announcement. Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, comments: “We’re not just showcasing our technology’s potential – we’re …

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Steakholder Foods Unveils the World’s First 3D Printed Plant-Based Shrimp

Israeli biotech Steakholder Foods (Nasdaq: STKH), a cultivated meat and 3D bioprinting technology leader, unveils what it claims to be the world’s first plant-based 3D-printed shrimp. Steakholder Foods’ food team utilized its DropJet printer and shrimp-flavored inks developed in-house to “precision-print” the analogs, layer-by-layer. Combining these technologies allows the company to recreate the texture and flavor of shrimp, offering a realistic alternative. The ingredients for the inks have not been disclosed. Initially, the Israeli company intends to offer 3D-printed plant-based shrimps to potential clients, and eventually, it will launch hybrid shrimps, combining cultivated cells and plant proteins, after its cultivated platform achieves economies of scale to provide a price-competitive product.  The news follows the company’s first incursion into the 3D-printed plant-based category with a realistic eel …

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Steakholder Foods Submits Patent for Immortal Bovine Cell Line, Says “It’s a Paradigm Shift” for Future Food

Israeli deep tech Steakholder Foods Ltd., known for its 3D printing technology, yesterday announced it had submitted a provisional patent for immortal bovine cell lines, with the purpose of providing a stable, renewable source for generating different tissues. Steakholder announced back in August 2022 that it was working on the development of cultivated pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. It states that this current move represents a “significant step in making commercial-scale cultivated meat production a reality”, claiming it paves the way for scale, repeatability, and growth. The patent is said to present immortal cell lines that can generate a broad array of tissues including both muscle and fat, and to enhance the growth capacity of bovine cells resulting in immortalization …

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Steakholder Foods Unveils Customizable 3D Modeling Software for Clients

Israeli deep-tech food company Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH), known for its 3D bio-printing technologies, today announces the launch of its proprietary Light CAD Editor for use by clients. The software works alongside the company’s fusion printers, enabling clients to create, test, and optimize 3D models and fibrous textures for its 3D bioprinters, without the need for third-party software or extensive computer-aided design (CAD) training. After revealing the world’s first 3D bio-printed cultivated fish prototype — a ready-to-cook grouper fillet, printed with customized bio-inks utilizing grouper cells provided by Umami Meats — Steakholder (formerly MeaTech 3D) went on to announce in May its plans to provide 3D bioprinters and bioinks to B2B meat manufacturers and cultivated meat producers. Furthermore, this July the company signed a …

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Marketing & Media

The Era of the Alt Protein Rebrand: Yet Another Cell Ag Company Reveals New Identity

Yesterday, South African cultivated meat company Mzansi Meat revealed on social media its new identity (see below). Mzansi’s rebrand comes as the next in line to a growing list of alternative protein companies undergoing transformation as such products enter the spotlight and become increasingly crucial as part of food system revolution and climate change action. Arguably, this wave of alt protein rebrands began back in May of 2021 when Memphis Meats became UPSIDE Foods, before going on to achieve incredible success which, as we all know, led to the company becoming one of the two pioneering cultivated meat producers granted permission to sell their novel cell-based chicken products to the US public. However this uptick has gained great pace over the past year or so, …

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Steakholder Foods Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal for 3D Printing Cultivated Meat Facility in Persian Gulf

Israeli cultivated meat and 3D printing leader Steakholder Foods (NASDAQ: STKH), announces it has signed a multi-million-dollar agreement with an accredited GCC-based governmental body (Gulf Cooperation Council) to establish a ‘first-of-its-kind,’ large-scale production facility in the Persian Gulf.   The partnership aims to address the local food security goals set in the GCC, representing the economic union between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In May, Steakholder Foods announced it was launching a new 3D bioprinting business model, promising to advance the cultivated meat revolution. Now the company has signed its first memorandum of agreement for strategic cooperation (MOA). Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, commented: “After intensive years of development, Steakholder Foods is excited to sign this first agreement with a strategic partner, generating …

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Steakholder Foods Launches into 3D Bioprinting Business Model to Advance Cultivated Meat

Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D (NASDAQ: MITC), is launching a new 3D bioprinting business model that promises to advance the cultivated meat revolution.  In addition to its cultivated meat development, the Israeli company will provide 3D bioprinters and bioinks to B2B meat manufacturers and cultivated meat producers to create delicious, nutritious, safe cultivated meat. Steakholder Foods’ competitive advantage relies on its expertise in 3D bioprinting technology and its ability to create structured end products that closely mimic real meat in terms of taste, texture, and appearance. The team at Steakholder Foods has been working towards developing this technology for over four years. Using its bioprinting platform, Steakholder Foods revealed the world’s largest-ever 3D-printed cultivated steak in 2021; and the world’s first 3D-printed cultivated fish fillet, developed in partnership with the Singaporean cultivated …

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Steakholder Foods 3D Bio-Prints the “World’s First” Whole Fillet Cultivated Fish

3D-printed cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods (NASDAQ: STKH), formerly MeaTech 3D, has announced the world’s first 3D bio-printed cultivated fish product. The recently developed prototype was a ready-to-cook grouper fillet, printed with customized bio-inks utilizing grouper cells provided by Umami Meats. Backed by a grant from the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD), Umami Meats and Steakholder Foods work to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products using Steakholder Foods’ proprietary 3D bio-printing technology and customized bio-inks. This 3D fish printing represents a successful and meaningful milestone in their partnership. Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, said: “We’re excited to be working with Umami Meats to develop 3D-printed structured fish products that have the same great taste and texture as traditionally caught fish, without harming the environment.” …

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Steakholder Foods Announces Closure of Belgian Alt Fat Subsidiary Peace of Meat

Steakholder Foods Ltd, formerly MeaTech 3D Ltd., today announces the closure of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peace of Meat BV (PoM), in order to focus on the advancement of its core 3D printing tech of cultivated meat products. The closure is set to reduce Steakholder’s expenses by $4.5M annually. The company states that the move aims to “optimize its funds and investment strategy, alongside enabling a greater focus on recently-announced core goals such as accelerating the commercialization of its 3D printing technology.” Timeline of events The company acquired Peace of Meat in December of 2020. In March 2021, the company announced the opening of a new Belgium facility for Peace of Meat, then in the following July it revealed it had established a stable and unique …

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Peace of Meat Refocuses Resources Ahead of Cultivated Avian Product Launch in Singapore 

As part of its plan to launch a cultivated avian product onto the Singaporean market, Israeli 3D-printed cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods has announced a strategic restructuring of its Belgian subsidiary, Peace of Meat (PoM). The changes are designed to streamline PoM’s operations and position it for success. “Today’s announcement is an important step in our efforts to successfully launch a product in the Singaporean market,” said Arik Kaufman, Steakholder Foods’ CEO. Refocusing resources PoM’s 2023 business plan will focus on regulatory submissions for its avian product. This includes submitting to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) by the end of the year and preparing for submission in the USA. To speed up production, PoM will outsource production to a third-party plant, thus eliminating the need to …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Steakholder Foods Receives Patent Approval for Cultivated Meat Whole Cut Tech in Canada

3D-printed cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods (Nasdaq: STKH) announces it has received approval in Canada for its patent on Physical Manipulation of Cultured Muscle Tissue, a key technology to produce and bring cultivated meat whole cuts to markets. Already approved in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, the patent covers systems and methods for applying external forces to muscle tissue to develop high-quality complex structured meat. A game-changing technology Steakholder Foods CTO, Dan Kozlovski, commented: “Our patented systems and methods for physical manipulation of cultured muscle tissue have been a game changer in the cultivation of structured meat. By strengthening and enhancing the muscle tissues in a way that mimics a cow’s natural development, we can achieve a desired texture that drives consumer preference.” According to …

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Steakholder’s New Study Shows Cultivated Meat & Beef Have Same Nutritional Value

3D-printed cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D, says its cultivated meat has the same nutritional value as beef. According to the company, its biology team analysed already developed cultivated muscle, testing 17 amino acids and comparing it to native tissue. The results demonstrated that cultivated meat grown in-house has the same biochemical composition as conventional meat, potentially providing similar nutritional value and taste. “The amino acid profile has two important roles in Steakholder Foods’ cultivated beef products; taste and nutritional value,” says the company.  3D bioprinting technology Steakholder Foods differentiates from other cultivated meat companies because it integrates cultivated meat — animal cells transformed into bio-ink — with 3D bioprinting technology that is scalable and designed to produce tailor-made whole cuts. The company …

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Steakholder Foods Receives First Grant to Develop Cultivated Eel and Grouper with Umami Meats

Israel-based Steakholder Foods (Nasdaq: STKH) announces it has received its first grant of up to $1M to develop 3D-printed structured eel and grouper products with cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats.  The initiative is being funded by a grant from the Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD), a cooperation between – Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA). According to Steakholder, the partnership with Umami Meats offers a unique opportunity for market entry in Singapore, the only country where cultivated meat has regulatory approval. The collaboration seeks to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products. To create the fish, Steakholder will use newly developed technology for mimicking the flaky texture of cooked fish, which the startup recently submitted for a provisional …

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Steakholder Foods Introduces “Revolutionary” Omakase Beef Morsels

Steakholder Foods Ltd., which rebranded from MeaTech 3D last month, introduces Omakase Beef Morsels, which it refers to as a “revolutionary, richly marbled structured meat product developed using a unique 3D-printing process”. Headquartered in Rehovot, Israel and Antwerp, Belgium; Steakholder has recently expanded activities to the US. The company is developing slaughter-free beef, chicken, pork, and seafood products — both as raw materials and whole cuts — with the newest development Omakase Beef Morsels inspired by the marbling standard of Wagyu beef. The company announced two weeks ago it is to begin the development of cultured pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. The company’s technology can print the product at scale to include the marbling that Wagyu beef is famous for, …

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Steakholder Foods Begins Cultured Pork Development Using More Scalable Porcine Cell Line

Cultivated meat company Steakholder Foods Ltd.  (Nasdaq: STKH) (formerly MeaTech 3D) announces it will begin developing cultured pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. The advancement will enable it to further diversify its portfolio and accelerate its market readiness for cultured pork production.  Known as iPS (induced pluripotent porcine stem cell line), the new cell line was derived from sample cells that were reprogrammed back into an embryonic-like “pluripotent” state. In this state, one cell bank can become an unlimited and highly scalable source for developing any type of muscle or fat cells for cultured meat, Steakholder says.  To achieve this, Steakholder says it has partnered with a leading iPS cell line provider to shorten the development timeline for more complex, structured pork products …

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MeaTech 3D Changes Name to Steakholder Foods to “Cultivate New Community of Meat Lovers”

MeaTech 3D Ltd., the first world’s first publicly listed cultivated meat company, announces it is changing its name to Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH.) The new name is intended to reflect the company’s commitment to building a strong community of meat lovers who support changing the world through cultured meat production.  Founded in Israel, Steakholder is a leading innovator in the cultivated meat industry, having developed cutting-edge technology and processes to produce whole cuts of animal meat using 3D bioprinting technology. In December 2021, the company printed the largest-ever cultured steak, which weighed in at 3.67 oz. Recently, it secured its first patent for systems and methods that produce high-quality meat through enhanced muscle fiber formation. According to Steakholder, its proprietary 3D bioprinting techniques can …

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MeaTech & Umami Meats to Jointly Develop 3D Printed Cultured Seafood

MeaTech 3D Ltd. announces it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Umami Meats for the joint development of 3D-printed cultured structured seafood.  With this agreement, MeaTech adds seafood to its portfolio of bovine, avian and porcine products under development. Continued success for Umami Singaporean cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats, previously named semi-finalist in the XPRIZE “Feed the Next Billion” competition, aims to help make cultivated seafood less expensive to produce, with a mission to develop species that are expected to experience severe supply shortages due to overfishing and climate change. The focus will initially be on the cultivation of Japanese eel, yellowfin tuna, and red snapper, with a view to producing halibut, grouper, and mahi-mahi as future projects.  Umami received investment from CULT Food …

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Cultivated Meat

Peace of Meat Announces Cultured Avian Capabilities

MeaTech 3D announces today that Peace of Meat, the Belgian supplier of cultured fat that it fully acquired in December 2020 for around $20 million, has established a stable and unique avian cell line with a clear upscaling path. Peace of Meat says it plans to commercialize its product by collaborating with conventional meat producers as well as other alt protein companies to produce a range of sustainable hybrid products, echoing the sentiments of others in the industry who assert that hybrids are a productive way to work with the meat industry in order to produce less meat, including Planteneers, DSM, Future Meat, and Nova Meat to name a few. Last year, Peace of Meat successfully produced 700 grams of cultured chicken fat biomass in …

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MeatTech, Producer of 3D Printed Cultured Meat, Announces $6.5M Registered Direct Offering

MeaTech 3D Ltd., a cultivated meat pioneer, announces it has entered a definitive agreement with a U.S. institutional investor for the purchase and sale of 1,857,143 American Depositary Shares and warrants. Upon closing of the offer on July 5, the agreement is expected to yield gross proceeds of $6.5M. Founded in Israel, MeaTech specializes in 3D printing of cultured meat and is the world’s only publicly listed cultured meat company. As part of its growth strategy, it acquired cultivated fats company Peace of Meat in 2020 and entered the US market earlier this year. Vegconomist has extensively covered this company’s fascinating progress – here’s look at some of MeaTech’s most notable developments:  2020: October – Invests €1M in Belgian cultured fat startup Peace of Meat November …

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Cultivated Meat

MeaTech Holds First-of-its-Kind Hybrid Chicken Nugget Tasting Event With Prominent Investors

MeaTech 3D announces it has held a “first-of-its-kind” tasting event with its Israeli anchor investors, offering samples of hybrid chicken nuggets created with plant protein and cultured chicken fat biomass developed by its subsidiary Peace of Meat. The news comes at the end of a productive month for MeaTech, with March also seeing the company’s entrance into the US food market with MeaTech US launching in California, and last week’s announcement of a brand new cultivated meat facility for Peace of Meat. The group of attendees included prominent food industry investors Rami Levy Group, the Pozilov family, and Eli Nidam, as well as Stella Weinstein, Secretary General of Yamina (the party leading Israel’s governing coalition), and representatives from the Manufacturers’ Association of Food Industries in …

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