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In order to create 3D-printed structural eel and grouper products with Singaporean cultured fish and seafood company Umami Meats, Steakholder Foods, an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the developed meat sector, has received its first grant. A grant from the Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD), a partnership between Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Israel Innovation Authority, is providing funding for the program (IIA).
Through their agreement, Steakholder Foods and Umami Meats have a rare chance to enter the market in the only nation in the world where produced meat is legal. The cooperation intends to create a scalable method for making items made of structurally grown fish. Steakholder Foods will employ its recently created technology to replicate the flaky feel of cooked fish recently submitted for a provisional patent application.
By Q1 2023, the project’s initial prototype, a structured hybrid grouper product, is planned to be finished. Steakholder Foods’ patented 3D bioprinting technique and bioinks made specifically for Umami Meats’ cells will be used to create the product.
Yair Ayalon, VP of Business Development, Steakholder Foods: “Industry collaborations are a critical aspect of our long-term business strategy. Our partnership with Umami Meats is especially meaningful following our recent patent application for fish texture and because it is being supported by a joint Israeli/Singaporean government initiative of which we are very proud to be a part.”
Mihir Pershad, CEO and Founder at Umami Meats: “We are thrilled to be combining our deep knowledge and experience in cultivated seafood with Steakholder Foods’ innovative 3D bio-printing technology. We believe this partnership will help us advance our vision of a new, more sustainable food system for preserving our marine ecosystems while delivering exceptional, high quality seafood to meet growing consumer demand.“
A leader in the cultured meat revolution is an international deep-tech food company called Steakholder Foods Ltd., formerly known as MeaTech 3D Ltd. The business began operations in 2019 and is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “STKH” (formerly MITC). Steakholder Foods operates facilities in Antwerp, Belgium, and Rehovot, Israel, and has expanded operations to the US.
By producing cultured seafood that is healthier for our health, our seas, and our future, Umami Meats is growing a sustainable seafood future. The produced, not-caught seafood sold by Umami Meats is just as nutrient-dense as traditional seafood while offering a delectable culinary experience free of microplastics, antibiotics, and heavy metals.