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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 created a material that is able to inhibit bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of infections, decreasing the transmission of damaging microbes.
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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 reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously damage victim by contact alone. Now human beings are using that same design to save lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has created a material that is able to prevent bacteria development and even limit touch transfer of infections, lowering the transmission of harmful microbes.