Shrilk to replace plastic in sutures?

A new material, Shrilk, has been developed by a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Shrilk, which is part silk and part shrimp shell, is as tough as aluminum alloy, biodegradable and biocompatible. The cheap material will be suitable for consumer use, various uses in health care, etc. (Image: replica of an insect wing made from Shrilk/Wyss
Source: Smart Planet)

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