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biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals.
2017/02/17 10:41
for uses ranging from crime scene investigation and forensic science, to pollution monitoring and medical diagnostics.
2017/02/17 10:41
“With this design, people can put different types of bacteria in these devices to indicate toxins in the environment, or disease on the skin
2017/02/17 10:42
“The challenge to making living materials is how to maintain those living cells, to make them viable and functional in the device,
2017/02/17 10:43
Zhao’s group in MIT’s Soft Active Materials Laboratory has developed a material that may be ideal for hosting living cells. For the past few years, his team has come up with various formulations of hydrogel — a tough, highly stretchable, biocompatible material made from a mix of polymer and water. Their latest designs have contained up to 95 percent water, providing an environment which Zhao and Lu recognized might be suitable for sustaining living cells
2017/02/17 10:44
Ultimately, Zhao envisions products made from living materials, such as gloves and rubber soles lined with chemical-sensing hydrogel, or bandages, patches, and even clothing that may detect signs of infection or disease.    This research was supported, in part, by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
2017/02/17 10:45