Technology and science make for an explosive combination. Our quality of life and longevity has improved over the years, and we have only this beautiful combination to be thankful for. Speaking of science and technology, one branch of this unique combination that we need to talk about is Biotechnology. Biotechnology is a broad discipline and covers several topics and subtopics. Over the years, the branch has bettered itself and deluged the industry with fresh innovations. This is an ever-evolving field and the purpose of this article to examine some of the latest innovations in this space. Therefore, let us now read up some of these developments over the length and breadth of the article.
We know what you might be thinking. Biosensors are not a new thing to talk about, and neither is it the latest innovation. Of course, it is not. However, there are several types of biosensors, and this unique piece of technology just keeps evolving over the years. Besides a myriad of biosensors that we already have in medical science, the one that we are looking forward to is that which tracks every vital bodily function and in real-time. The slightest of change in the circadian rhythm and metabolism can now be tracked, and people can seek medical intervention quickly.
The second innovation that we need to keep an eye out for is 3-D bioprinting. With this amazing innovation of science, it is now possible to recreate body parts and replicate vital organs like heart valves and cartilage. Physical anomalies, as well as severe heart issues that result from faulty valves, can be treated easily. It is expected that the mortality rates due to the lack of donors for liver and heart, can now be mitigated with 3-D bioprinting. This technology has the potential to recreate entire organs, thus, reducing the pressure to find donors.
The third innovation of biotechnology that we aim to discuss in this article is that of bioplastics. Our planet is choking up on non-biodegradable plastics and endangering land and marine life. However, bioplastics can help mitigate this issue and repair the damages before it is too late. Every year, almost 12.7 million plastics enter the oceans and kill aquatic lives. With bioplastics, it is expected that these damages can be reversed and our planet shall be able to breathe freely again and regain its health.
Biotechnology has given us several innovations to be grateful for. All that we have discussed in this article are things to look forward to. These technologies look promising, and now all that we have to do now is wait and look forward to how they shall improve the quality of our life.