Artificial silk of green lacewings for medical technology -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Artificial silk of green lacewings for medical technology

Interview with Martin Schmidt, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Functional Protein Systems/Biotechnology

03/01/2017

Bild: Egg stalks produced by green lacewings ; Copyright: Wikimedia Commons, Karthik R. Bhat

Egg stalks produced by green lacewings only measure 15 microns in thickness and are extremely rigid. They always point upwards, even if the leaf they are attached to moves or rotates; © Wikimedia Commons, Karthik R. Bhat

Image: Smiling man in lab coat with glasses - Martin Schmidt; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAP, Foto: Till Budde

Martin Schmidt; © Fraunhofer IAP, Foto: Till Budde

Picture: A green plastic frame, in which a picture of the lacewing eggs can be seen. Before this, a film is stretched, which consists of artificial silk of green lacewings; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAP

The photo shows a frame in which a film of artificial silk is stretched. Behind the foil is a picture of the lacewing eggs; & Copy; Fraunhofer IAP

Foto: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann