Amino Creative | Bio-inspired slug slime adhesive patch
Amino Creative, LLC. Specializing in conceptualization, communication, and clarity for science and medicine. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Bio-inspired slug slime adhesive patch

An image accompanying an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine depicting how ‘slug slime’ produced by the Dusky slug Arion subfuscus has inspired a synthetic hydrogel tape, that could have¬†numerous future clinical applications, including surgery and wound healing. The biologically-based and bio-compatible material utilizes bridging polymers to allow a stretchable, tough patch to bind easily to wet tissue.

Illustrator(s)

Alison E. Burke

Client

New England Journal of Medicine

Copyright

© Massachusetts Medical Society

Awards, Recognition

Winner of Certificate of Merit at the 2018 Association of Medical Illustrator's salon exhibition