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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 created a product that is able to inhibit bacteria development and even restrict touch transfer of infections, reducing 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 alignment reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even seriously harm victim by contact alone. Now people are utilizing that very same style to conserve lives. Based off the shark scale pattern, Sharklet Technologies has created a material that is able to hinder bacteria growth and even restrict touch transfer of infections, reducing the transmission of damaging microorganisms.