The meeting had many inspiring and interesting talks and one of the most memorable talks was by Andrew Dove; they print 3D biomaterials with a very intricate structure. This required the use of a red dye which was soluble in fat, but most natural red dyes are soluble in water. How did they manage to find such a dye? Whilst eating an Indian dish, they noticed that the oil had a red colour. After some investigation, it was found that two compounds in paprika powder are such red dyes! They tested it in their experiments and it has worked.
Alessandra, Valentina and Dara in Bradford for the RSC Biomaterials Special Interest Meeting.
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