It occurs to me that the techniques described in this article could have a wide variety of applications outside the biological sciences. For example,
imprinted high-temperature ceramic materials could be used as less-expensive catalysts in
automobiles and factory emission-controls systems. And filters made from such materials
might be used to greatly reduce the quantity of pollutants released into waterways as wastewater
from chemical-refinement processes or even to extract useful byproducts from these
waste materials. Indeed, the possibilities of this new technology seem limitless.
Michael Bell Elizabeth, N.J.
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