Signals’ mandate is to bring you, dear reader, blogs about stem cells, commercialization and biomaterials, but lately there hasn’t been much of the latter; therefore, I’ve decided to try to fill that gap.
However, I have learned (and Wikipedia confirms) that biomaterials are any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. Further, they can be implanted to replace or repair missing tissue. Are you with me so far? Biomaterials can take many shapes and forms. For example, silicone is a biomaterial. And polydimethylsiloxane is a silicone. So, as surprising as this video may seem, it is actually legitimate. (Others reported on this too here and here.)
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