This simple-looking film will probably end up in your next smartphone, laptop, watch, or television. It’s made by fermentation—the same process used to make bread and beer. The biomanufacturing era has begun.
Biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet. Every day, synthetic biologists around the world make progress in a quest to leverage nature’s genius as a manufacturing tool and to make biology easier to engineer.
This week, World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer Zymergen introduced Hyaline, a new bio-film for electronic applications. Hyaline may be the first fermented electronic products and is already in use in flexible circuits, display touch sensors, and printable electronics. The product merges the benefits of advanced bio-fabrication with traditionally manufactured materials.
In 2020, consumers will begin to see, touch, and use new products inspired by nature.
Originally published on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johncumbers/2020/04/12/inspired-by-nature-zymergen-brews-high-performance-bio-electronics/1