Innovative custom-fit biotextile for healthcare
Silk-based biomedical biotextiles have been widely used in the clinical sector. When it comes to fibre formation, natural silks have demonstrated a significantly higher efficiency and sustainability than synthetic polymers. A silk aquamelt is the nanocomposite state of biological matter that is produced through the spinning process by spiders and silkworms. This material combines strength, toughness, utility and safety. The EU-funded SAM project aims to introduce bespoke silk aquamelts to the medical market for novel healthcare solutions. SAM will offer a solution for the replacement of plastic that involves no genetically modified organisms, non-toxic chemicals, and water as the only by-product.
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