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A sharks skin is comprised of countless armor-like scales, referred to as denticles. Their shape and positioning lower drag, stop algal accessory and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now humans are using that very same style to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has created a material that has the ability to hinder bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of infections, minimizing the transmission of harmful 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, understood as denticles. Their shape and alignment lower 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 material that is able to inhibit bacteria development and even restrict touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of harmful microbes.