Astronauts bioprint beef in space for the first time

The experiment was led by Israeli startup Aleph Farms with support from Russian biotech company 3D Bioprinting Solutions and USA -based Meal Source Technologies and Finless Foods.

The startup - which made a name for itself when it produced the world's first lab-grown steak - produced small-scale muscle tissue from cow cells on the International Space Station, 248 miles away from any natural resources. It's possible to complete the process without harming any animals.

Aleph Farms' approach to producing cultivated beef steaks was imperative to the experiment, as it relies on recreating the natural process of muscle-tissue regeneration that happens in a cow's body but under controlled, animal-free conditions.

This photo of the cupola on the International Space Station shows the magnificent views available from the station. The methodology might possibly possibly be mature to feed astronauts within the space effect of dwelling within the prolonged bustle. The experiment took place inside of a 3D bioprinter developed by 3D Bioprinting Solutions. Credit: 3D Bioprinting Solutions.

Lab-grown meat could be the key to feeding a growing world population in the future. They were gathered and picked up from here and taken to space.

In an historic report published on the 10th of September 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the United Nations, has emphasized the integral contribution of the conventional animal farming methods on climate change, creating "a challenging situation worse and undermining food security".

On Earth, Aleph Farms is a leading the way for cell-grown meat as well.

But unlike the plant-based formulas pioneered by companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, Aleph Farms specializes in "cell-grown" meat, which not only tastes like meat, but is also chemically identical to real flesh.

"We are proving that cultivated meat can be produced anytime, anywhere, in any condition", said Didier Toubia, co-founder and chief executive of Aleph Farms, which funded the experiment and provided the equipment and cells. "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".

The company aims to build upon the success of this proof of concept experiment and, within a few years or so, make cultivated beef steaks available on Earth through "bio-farms" where they will grow this meat, Reisler added.

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