Assembling organoids into meat
Dr. Nachman is using skeletal muscle organoids as building blocks to assemble thick whole-cuts of meat.
PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Bioprocess design
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.
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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