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Crustacean Shell With Polyester Creates Mixed-fiber Material for Nerve Repair


June 16, 2009

a closeup of chitosan and polyester fibers 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. Full Story

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