I have a new piece up at The Atlantic about a better wound dressing for deep cuts, lacerations and burns. These dressings–which can be 3-D printed into customizable shapes and have been shown to significantly reduce the time it takes a wound to heal–are being developed by an Aurora, CO company called Sharklet Technologies.
Last fall, Chelsea Magin of Sharklet presented the product-in-development at the 100 Year Starship Symposium. Clearly, better dressings aren’t just good for an imaginary starship. They could also be used on in hospital burn units, on battlefields, or anywhere else resources are limited and healing quickly is critical.
Details on how the dressing works and what sharks have to do with it are in the full article here.