Body Heat-Powered Drug Delivering Bandages Means No More Needles

The only painful part of wearing an adhesive bandage is having to peel them off, so researchers at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center have developed a way to turn Band-Aids into a nearly pain free alternative to needles. By integrating a tiny heat-powered pump, adhesive patches could automatically deliver… »9/17/12 12:51pm9/17/12 12:51pm

Bready Bandages Will Dissolve Into Sugar Once You've Healed

Penn State's department of food science has been hard at work using an electrospinning device to stretch fibrous strands out of a biodegradable food-starch solution. Using a solvent to dissolve the starch into a fluid, long strands are spun, which, in great quantity, can be woven together together as one would a… »5/01/12 9:20pm5/01/12 9:20pm