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Crustacean Shell With Polyester Creates Mixed-fiber Material for Nerve Repair
June 16, 2009
Weaving chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material for biomedical applications, including the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve.
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