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A sharks skin is made up of countless armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and alignment reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now humans are using that very same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has produced a product that is able to hinder germs growth and even limit touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of hazardous bacteria.
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How Shark Scales Unique Design Could Stop Bacteria Spread|Evolutionary Tech
A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Their shape and positioning minimize drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage prey by contact alone. Now human beings are utilizing that same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has produced a material that is able to inhibit bacteria development and even limit touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of harmful bacteria.