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3D printing paves way for bio-garments made from algae –

Researchers have used 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally-friendly material made of algae that has applications for products including photosynthetic…



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The international team from the University of Rochester in the US and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands used 3D printers to deposit living algae onto bacterial cellulose, an organic compound produced and excreted by bacteria that has many unique mechanical properties, including flexibility, toughness and strength. 
“We provide the first example of an engineered photosynthetic material that is physically robust enough to be deployed in real-life applications,” says Srikkanth Balasubramanian,…

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