Navy Ships With Shark Skin
US Military will apply bacteria resistant surface to the hulls of US Navy ships....
The U.S Navy has announced that it will begin coating the hulls of its ships with a bacteria-busting film, Sharklet, designed to inhibit or enhance microorganism growth.
The new film, inspired by the rough skin of sharks, is the first no-kill, non-toxic surface developed to control bacteria including Staph a., MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli and others.
The Sharket surface, developed by Sharklet Technologies, is inspired by the rough skin of sharks which is covered with microscopic diamond-shaped bumps. These bumps are responsible for keeping sharks looking smooth and clean, as opposed to whales and other sea creatures that attract barnacles and other crustaceans.
Sharklet technology addresses the challenge of infection control by improving the safety, performance and biocompatibility of surfaces that humans contact. And can be used in commercial applications, healthcare environments and on medical devices to inhibit bacteria growth.
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