A sharks skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has developed a product that is able to inhibit bacteria development and even limit touch transfer of viruses, lowering the transmission of damaging 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 accessory and can even seriously hurt victim by contact alone. Now humans are using that very same design to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has actually produced a material that is able to prevent bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of viruses, reducing the transmission of hazardous microbes.