Moscow-based 3D Bioprinting Solutions partnered with fast food chain KFC, to create the “world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets.”
Scientists are making 3D-printed chicken paste by taking cell samples and multiplying them in the lab, and then covered them with 11 herbs and spices.
Fast food giant is estimated to consume 1 billion chickens yearly.
Utkan Demirci, co-director of the Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection at Stanford, who invented the process and co-authored the paper, said:
“Magnetic waves or fields are controlled so we can move the cells where we want them to go [to assemble] them into more complex structures of tissue constructs.”
KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept of creating a “restaurant of the future” by launching the development of innovative 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken meat in cooperation with the 3D Bioprinting Solutions research laboratory. The idea of crafting the “meat of the future” arose among partners in response to the growing popularity of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition, the annual increase in demand for alternatives to traditional meat and the need to develop more environmentally friendly methods of food production. The project aims to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets. They will be as close as possible in both taste and appearance to the original KFC product, while being more environmentally friendly to produce than ordinary meat. Receiving a final product for testing is already planned for the fall of 2020 in Moscow.
The paper of the research was published in the journal Science Advances.
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