A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and positioning lower drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage prey by contact alone. Today humans are using that very same style to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has created a material that is able to inhibit germs development and even limit touch transfer of infections, decreasing 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 minimize drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now humans are using that exact same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has developed a product that is able to prevent germs growth and even limit touch transfer of infections, lowering the transmission of hazardous bacteria.