October 11, 2006

Duct Tape for the Body

This week's CNE posting is about nano-scaffoldings for rapid hemostasis. It is the same substance that was used earlier to speed nerve regeneration, it looks like a real panacea.

The thing that annoys me a bit is that it is dubbed nanotechnology. It may have a better claim than many other things, but it is still made and applied by bulk processes. The nano part lies in how the peptides change behavior in an ionic fluid, polymerizing into nanofibers. Elegant and applied self assembly, but not very high level of precision. Still, the body seems to like the scaffolding.

Posted by Anders3 at October 11, 2006 11:54 PM