Merging Biology and 3D Printing inside Living Worms

Posted by ge-sehen on 28. April 2023 in News

Finding ways to integrate electronics into living tissue could be crucial for everything from brain implants to new medical technologies.

The researchers’ approach involves a high-resolution Nanoscribe 3D printer, which fires out an infrared laser that can cure a variety of light-sensitive materials with very high precision.

The researchers decided to use the roundworm C. elegans due to its sensitivity to heat, injury, and drying out, which they said would make for a stringent test of how safe the approach is.

Based on further research, their work could enable tailor-made brain-machine interfaces and virtual reality systems for designing implants.


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