Biobased COVID-19 tests, masks, fun with fungus, crustacean shells to bioplastic, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 16th

October 15, 2020 |

COVID-19 has seen an explosion in disposable items, but now innovators in India came up with a paper based COVID-19 test (that happens to be at much lower cost and gets results in under 30 minutes), and COVID-19 masks from pine needles to simultaneously help the populous nation address its plastics waste challenge and prevent forest fires common to the region.

In today’s Digest, it’s not all about COVID-19 though, as Bolt Threads moves forward with mycelium-based leather, an Australian company’s process that converts waste crustacean shells from seafood industry into bioplastic films, entrepreneurs looking for fungal strains that can produce milk, and more…check out the Top 8 Innovations of the week ready for you now at The Digest online.

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