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Silk-based Optical Waveguides Meet Biomedical Needs
August 31, 2009
Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrate a new way to make silk-based optical waveguides that are biocompatible, biodegradable and readily functionalized with active molecules. This opens up opportunities in biologically based modulation and sensing and ability to integrate light delivery in living tissue.
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