A team of Japanese scientists succeeded in making the first steak from Wagyu beef using a 3D printer inside the laboratory. Scientists from Osaka University in Japan used stem cells they took from Wagyu cows, and then proceeded to create a structure with marble properties found in Wagyu beef, according to “Sputnik”.
By isolating beef cells, Japanese scientists orchestrated how muscle, blood vessels and fat stack, then shaped these tissues into a steak shape using a technique called 3D bioprinting, in which cell structures can be layered to resemble real tissue in living organisms..
Scientists at Japan’s Osaka University believe that the move will help in the future to provide large-scale and sustainably produced cuts of cultured meat, which closely resemble the original meat..
“By improving this technology, it will be possible to not only reproduce complex meat textures, such as the beautiful marble (sashi) of wagyu meat, but also make minor modifications to the fat and muscle components,” study co-author Michia Matsusaki said in a statement.“.
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As Matsusaki sees it,:“With these modifications, customers may one day be able to order cuts of meat with the amount of fat they desire, tailored to their tastes and health concerns,” the first piece of wagyu beef to be 3D-printed.