Silesian scientists have developed an antibacterial material for 3D printing. With 3D printers, it can be used to create medical devices or implants, on which bacteria will not grow. The invention has recently been commercialised.
Ultra-thin conductive lines can now be more than 400 times thinner than human hair. The company XTPL has perfected their printing technology, reaching the line width of 124 nanometers. They can be used to produce flexible solar cells or displays with unprecedented image sharpness.
The nucleic acids DNA and RNA are composed of nucleotides. Their analogues, in which the original skeleton is replaced by another, more stable one - can effectively fight the bacteria. The problem is that bacterial cells do not receive them from the environment. Vitamin B12 might help and - like the Trojan horse - smuggle them into the cell.
The number of patents granted to Polish companies and scientific institutes by the European Patent Office increased by 19 percent in 2016. At the same time the number of patent applications decreased by nearly 28 percent - according to the European Patent Office report.
Millimetre-sized models of the human brain printed on a 3D printer? Scientists from Swedish Karolinska Institute are getting closer to producing them. These structures would facilitate studies of neurodegenerative diseases, pharmaceutical tests, and in the future also printing "spare parts" for the brain.