Assembling organoids into meat

2021-2023

Dr. Nachman is using skeletal muscle organoids as building blocks to assemble thick whole-cuts of meat.

PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR:  Bioprocess design

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Project aims

This project will help develop methods to assemble organoid building blocks into aligned and mature skeletal muscle tissue. The research will also optimize the generation and fusion of myogenic organoids.

As a result, this work will devise new methods in creating whole cuts of cultivated meat with a natural composition of muscle and fat cells. Ultimately, it could also reduce costs of cultivated meat production by reducing the need for external growth factors in media.

Principal researcher

Iftach nachman

Dr. Iftach Nachman

Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Nachman is experienced in porting somitic organoids to bovine embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and studies cell differentiation in 3D tissue. He has also investigated the evolution and structure of cell signaling networks.

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