Friday, May 18, 2012

Ouchless Edible Bandages

Accessible Band aids

From Kevin Lee … Penn State Cooks Up Ouchless Bandages Made of Edible Starch:

The general rule for pulling off a bandage is to rip it right off in one instant. But what if it the adhesive melted all over the place or it was applied it to an extremely hairy leg? Ouchies always seem to ensue.

Penn State food researchers Lingyan Kong and Greg Ziegler want to get past the whole sticky ordeal of plastic-based bandages and make ones out of starch. A starch-based bandage could simply melt over time into nutritious glucose that’s absorbed though your skin.

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