Catalogue of 10 Silk-Protein Derived Devices at the Interface between Technology and Life Sciences, 2019
It is dated 2019. Its medium is various devices (10), living materials silklab progress chart. It is a part of the department.
Researchers in the Living Materials Silklab are exploring how fibroin (the structural protein found in silkworm cocoons) extracted from silk enables the material to perform in unexpected ways, bridging technological and biological applications. The team has made solid silk screws for use in reconstructive surgeries, biosensors from liquid silk pigments, and optical lenses. More than a material, silk becomes “a collection of functions."
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Courtesy of the Living Materials Silklab.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.