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First slaughter-free meat experiment undertaken in space

13 October 2019

Aleph Farms, a food company that grows cultivated beef steaks is successfully producing meat on the International Space Station. 

Through an international collaboration with 3D Bioprinting Solutions, which develops implementations of 3D bioprinting technologies; Meal Source Technologies and Finless Foods, Aleph Farms is said to be making a significant progress towards it goal of producing safe and nutritious meat using minimal resources.
Aleph Farms’ production method of cultivated beef steaks relies on mimicking a natural process of muscle-tissue regeneration occurring inside the cow’s body, but under controlled conditions. Within the framework of this experiment on the Russian segment of the ISS, a successful proof of concept has been established in assembling a small-scale muscle tissue in a 3D bioprinter under micro-gravity conditions. 

“This joint experiment marks a significant first step toward achieving our vision to ensure food security for generations to come, while preserving our natural resources,” said Didier Toubia, co-founder and CEO of Aleph Farms. 

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