3D Printing With Bacteria Promises Revolutionary New Materials

A team of researchers has developed an inexpensive method for 3D bacterial printing, a technique that could be used to develop mother-of-pearl fake teeth, powerful microlenses, and graphene.

Published On 03/22/2017
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Internal structure of printed layers. Modified strains of E. coli expressing two different fluorescent proteins were printed one on top of the other in a 2-layered square. After 24 hours of incubation, the internal structure of the printed bacterial layers was inspected by confocal microscopy.