Spider silk: preventing infection, facilitating healing -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Spider silk: preventing infection, facilitating healing

01.09.2020

Image: Microphotograph of the new material; Copyright: Gregor Lang

Scanning electron microscope images give overwhelming proof of the difference. Left: A biofilm forms on the surface of polycaprolactone, a biodegradable plastic frequently used in medicine. Right: Spider silk does not allow for biofilm formation.

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Image: plastic granulate in various colours; Copyright: PantherMedia / Oliver Cramm