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Silk protects both on and under the skin

Silk has high tensile strength, is very water absorbent and thanks to its proteins is a biological product which is easily tolerated by the body.

 HLS researchers can encapsulate individual synthetic fibres with silk proteins, thus making the advantages of silk available for functional clothing. They have also managed to encapsulate active pharmaceutical ingredients in silk so that they can be implanted under the skin and released slowly, extending their effectiveness for months.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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