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Every slug has a silver lining

from Healthcare Packaging

Harvard's Wyss Institute comes up with some amazing, biologically inspired innovations to solve important problems in areas like healthcare and environmental science. We recently reported on a point-and-shoot technique for producing wound care nanofiber scaffolds at the point of use. The institute has done it again: Researchers have come up with a novel, flexible adhesive material, this time taking cues from a slug (the Dusky Arion). The bio-glue can adhere to wet surfaces including skin and cartilage, unlike typical bandage adhesives. The applications go far beyond solving the issue of bottom-of-the-pool Band-Aids. more


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