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A custom bio-ink developed by Clarkson University researchers could enable wearable sensors designed to increase the wearer’s awareness of UV exposure.
Noting the prevalence of skin cancer and the fact that most exposure to UV radiation is intermittent and at varying levels, professor Silvana Andreescu of Clarkson’s Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science and her team set out to develop a technology capable of detecting and quantifying UV radiation exposure as it happens in a portable, low-cost device.
“We decided to explore the capabilities of 3D bioprinting to manufacture these wearable UV-responsive sensors, as 3D printers have become inexpensive and accessible,” Andreescu said.