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A painless adhesive


December 18, 2018

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

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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