Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > World > Living materials’ 3D-printed using bio ink

Living materials’ 3D-printed using bio ink

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Geneva: Scientists have printed three- dimensional (3D) 'living materials' using bacteria-loaded inks.

The new printing material called "Flink", which stands for "functional living ink", has been developed by scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

They developed a bacteria-containing ink that makes it possible to print mini biochemical factories with certain properties, depending on which species of bacteria the scientists put in the ink.

The scientists, who published the technique in the journal Science Advances, used the bacteria Pseudomonas putida and Acetobacter xylinum.

The former can break down the toxic chemical phenol, which is produced on a grand scale in the chemical industry, while the latter secretes high-purity nanocellulose.

This bacterial cellulose relieves pain, retains moisture and is stable, opening up potential applications in the treatment of burns.

The printing platform offers numerous potential combinations, according to researchers.

In a single pass, the scientists can use up to four different inks containing different species of bacteria at different concentrations in order to produce objects exhibiting several properties.

The ink is composed of a biocompatible hydrogel that provides structure.

The hydrogel itself is composed of hyaluronic acid, long-chain sugar molecules, and pyrogenic silica.

The culture medium for the bacteria is mixed into the ink so that the bacteria have all the prerequisites for life.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
Jumbo Crossword
Jumbo Crossword - 111
Jumbo Crossword - 110
Jumbo Crossword - 109
I am 33 year old man. I want to know whether ‘del
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)Business negotiations for fresh projects go through smoothly. Those in the field of sales and marketing will be in limelight. You are likely to get monetary gains through fresh projects or agency work. Some of you may be planning a trip abroad for work. A new friendship could create problems with a close associate who will be feeling very possessive about you. You will have to tactfully mange the situation.
- Advertising -
Different rooms in your home have different needs
Nishrin Parikh recently set a record for being th
…for all things warm and wonderful. As the temper
Read More