Engineering

Inkjet Inks Made of Bioactive Silk Could Yield Smart Bandages, Bacteria-Sensing Surgical Gloves & More

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 16, 2015) –  Silk inks containing enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles and growth factors could turn inkjet printing into a new, more effective tool for therapeutics, regenerative medicine and biosensing, according to new research led by Tufts University  biomedical engineers and published June 16 in the journal Advanced Materials online in advance of print.

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