Bioinspiration: Driving Medical Innovation

Bioinspiration: Driving Medical Innovation

Dr. Jeffrey Karp discusses how his team, using bioinspiration, is studying porcupine quills to develop next-generation surgical staples and spiny-headed worms to construct a new type of adhesive tape for skin grafts.

Laboratory goals include training the next generation of bioengineers and developing technologies that can be rapidly translated to help patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.


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