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A painless adhesive
December 18, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from Harvard University and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light. The adhesives could be used to attach and painlessly detach wound dressings, transdermal drug delivery devices, and wearable robotics. Full Story
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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