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A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, understood as denticles. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually created a product that is able to inhibit bacteria development and even restrict touch transfer of infections, reducing the transmission of harmful microorganisms.
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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 decrease drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously hurt victim by contact alone. Now people are using that same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has produced a product that is able to hinder bacteria development and even restrict touch transfer of infections, lowering the transmission of harmful microbes.