Resilient living materials built by printing bacterial spores

December 2nd, 2019 by Lina M. González

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 02 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0412-5

3D printing agarose hydrogels embedded with Bacillus subtilis spores produce custom-shaped materials that are resistant to environmental stresses, while the bacteria maintain the ability to germinate on the surface and respond to stimuli.