An electric eel-inspired soft power source from stacked hydrogels

08.03.2018: Adolphe Merkle Insitute, University of Fribourg

Working on a way to create a flexible bio-battery, researchers at the University of Fribourg used four compositions of hydrogel, and combined them to form a continuous series that mimicked the electric eel’s organized electrocytes anatomy. All hydrogel patterns were printed using a regenHU 3DDiscovery 3D bioprinter, with a custom print plate.

An electric eel inspired soft power source using regenHU bioprinting technology