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Edible, biocompatible and biodegradable optical fiber made of gel derived from marine algae

Publicado em 24 julho 2020
(Nanowerk News) - An optical fiber made of agar has been produced at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. This device is edible, biocompatible and biodegradable. It can be used in vivo for body structure imaging, localized light delivery in phototherapy or optogenetics (e.g., stimulating neurons with light to study neural circuits in a living brain), and localized drug delivery. Another possible application is the detection of microorganisms in [...]