The suction cups of an octopus have acted as inspiration for a team of researchers looking to improve the speed and safety of thin tissue grafts. An international collaboration of researchers, headed up by Hyunjoon Kong of the University of Illinois (USA), has developed an application method for thin tissue grafts and flexible electronic sheets that could make the process up to 360 times quicker. Inspired by the suction cups of an octopus, the new device could have a huge impact on the fields of wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. The transplantation of extremely thin layers of cells has...
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