Pollen can be used for tissue engineering. It is an ecofriendly material to make wound dressing patches or facial masks etc. The pollen microgel material can be useful where hard to place a bandage.
As mentioned by Scientists at NTU Singapore, ¨Bioprinting can be challenging because the material of the inks used is typically too soft, which means the structure of the envisioned product may collapse during printing. Through tuning the mechanical properties of sunflower pollen, we developed a pollen-based hybrid ink that can be used to print structures with good structural integrity.¨
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