Technology that’s typically used to make patterned paper for the fashion industry could also be a used to mass-produce water purification systems and medical devices.

Caitlin Howell, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Maine, has been working with Sappi North America in Westbrook to explore the use of the company’s “patterned-release” paper for use in biotechnological applications.

The use of papermaking equipment could be a way to produce biotechnology devices at high volume and low cost, according to a news release. Read more