Bioprinted cells can be used to make the material for premium goods and also as a source for meat.

Modern Meadow predicts that within five years, we could be seeing lab-grown leather being turned into shoes, belts, and handbags, and selling in large department stores. The biotech company has invested its efforts into 3-D bioprinting technology that can produce leather in its laboratories. the process involves taking cells from the donor animals and putting the fused cells into a bioreactor for several weeks. According to Modern Meadow, the lab-process is much more environmentally and animal friendly.

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