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A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually developed a material that is able to prevent bacteria development and even limit touch transfer of infections, minimizing 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, understood as denticles. Their shape and positioning lower drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously hurt victim by contact alone. Now human beings are utilizing 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 viruses, lowering the transmission of damaging bacteria.