JERUSALEM, October 23, 2017 /PRNewswire
Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, introduced today a novel technology for the 3D printing of personalized food based on nano-cellulose, a natural, edible, calorie-free fiber.
The self-assembly properties of nano-cellulose fibers enable the addition and binding of different food components (proteins, carbohydrates and fat) as well as the control of food texture. Another aspect of the technology is the ability to cook, bake, fry and grill while printing at the three dimensional space. At the end of the printing process, the result is a tailored meal with special textures, enabling delivery of nutritional, tasty, low-calorie cooked meals for a unique gastronomical experience.
The technology will be presented by Prof. Ido Braslavsky at the 3D Printing and Beyond: Current and Future Trendsconference to take place at the Hebrew University on October 25, 2017. The conference will introduce a variety of breakthrough 3D printing technologies and innovations by Israeli and international experts, from academia and industry. The conference is organized by the 3D & Functional Printing Center at the Hebrew University and Yissum, with the support of The Jerusalem Development Authority, The Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, and The Jerusalem Municipality.
Yaron Daniely, Ph.D., President and CEO of Yissum, stated, "This promising technology is an excellent example of the kind of multidisciplinary, transformational inventions that originate from our Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment and from the Hebrew University in general. The ability to automatically prepare, mix, form and cook personalized food in one device, is a truly revolutionary concept. The idea is to enable full control of the substances used, for the purpose of creating healthy and tasty meals that can be eaten immediately. This has the potential to address a variety of challenges facing the field of nutrition, from the demand for personalized food for people with diseases such as celiac or diabetes, personal nutritional habits such as vegetarians, to addressing the problem of lack of food in developing countries."
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