ISRAELI – Steakholder Foods, an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultivated meat industry, has focused its business model on B2B to offer manufacturers the ability to produce cultivated meat product that aims to closely mimic the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional meat.

According to the company’s newly-released business plan, Steakholder Foods plans to offer its state-of-the-art 3D bio-printers, the Ready-to-Cook (RTC) printer, and the 3D printer for incubated products and bio-inks that are needed to support the printer operation.

By offering 3D printing production methodologies to B2B clients, Steakholder Foods has the opportunity to become a backbone supplier that enables the production of products that consumers seek and expect,” said Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods.

Our 3D bio-printing technology and customized bio-inks reflect our commitment to revolutionizing the food industry.”

The company highlighted that the product, RTC printer, produces a hybrid cultivated meat product made from a mixture of cultivated and plant-based ingredients.

“This printer is expected to be a future value proposition for the company when economies of scale support a market for fully cultivated products.”

This printer is designed to produce a fully matured, cultivated, printed meat product, which will require live cells to grow, differentiate, and mature – forming complex fibrous tissue that resembles the texture and taste of conventional meat, Steakholder added.

It also revealed its plans to offer lab- and industrial-scale printers using one of two types of technology to produce different end products.

The company also plans to offer customization options intended to allow clients to create bio-inks for any type of species they would like to produce, tailored to their specific needs and preferences.

The bio-inks will be available for purchase alongside the 3D printers.

Recently, Steakholder unveiled its successful bioprint to produce the first ready-to-cook cultivated grouper fish fillet in partnership with Umami Meat Ltd.

Unlike fully cultivated meat products which still require incubation and maturation after printing, the grouper fish product was ready to cook after printing.

Steakholder Foods customized its bio-inks utilizing grouper cells provided by Umami Meats Pte Ltd as part of the strategic partnership between the two companies.

According to Allied Market research, the cultivated meat market size was valued at $1.64 million in 2021 and is estimated to reach $2788.1 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 95.8% from 2022 to 2030. 

The report adds that individuals allergic to animal-based proteins are the major consumer base for alternative proteins acting as the major driver of the cultivated meat market.

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