A new material can sensing chemicals

Posted by on mar 7, 2017 in Sustainability Mission | 0 comments

A new material can sensing chemicals

Engineers and biologists at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a new “living material”: a sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells genetically programmed to light up the presence of certain chemicals. This material can sensing chemicals both in the environment and in the human body.

“With this design, people can put different types of bacteria in these devices to indicate toxins in the environment, or disease on the skin,” says Timothy Lu, associate professor of biological engineering at MIT.

Here is the full article: https://www.textile-future.com/-textile-manufacturing/news/living-sensors-at-your-fingertips/6769/

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