3D-printed minifactories

05.12.2017

ETH researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications.

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Schaffner M, Ruehs PA, Coulter F, Kilcher S, Studart AR. 3D Printing of Bacteria into Functional Complex Materials. Science Advances, published online 1st Dec 2017, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao6804

 

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