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Who: Alexis Garrett, Arian Jaberi, Auston Viotto, Ruiguo Yang, Ali Tamayol, Ajay Malshe, Michael P. Sealy
Published: August 2, 2021
Where: International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
Key Takeaway: A novel curing system that creates concentricly layered scaffolds can be used to produce scaffolds with similar mechanical properties to conventional meat.
Alexis Garrett et al. test the impact of a novel curing system on the structure and efficacy of gelatin-based cultured meat scaffolds. A digital light processing (DLP) printer with a rotational collector plate is adapted to allow the scaffold to be cured radially, yielding concentric layers of scaffold material. Garrett et al. prepare gelatin methacrolyl scaffolds using the DLP printer and perform compression tests on them. These results are compared to compression tests performed on conventional sirloin steak, and it is found the mechanical properties of both the scaffold and the steak are similar. Garrett et al. argue this curing system holds potential in cultured meat production, especially in texture and mouthfeel recreation.
Written by Morgan Ziegelski
Garrett, A., Jaberi, A., Viotto, A., Yang, R., Tamayol, A., Malshe, A., & Sealy, M. P. (2021). Rotational Digital Light Processing for Edible Scaffold Fabrication. In 2021 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. University of Texas at Austin.
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