'Bed-of-Needles' Super-Grip Plaster | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Scientists have designed a super-grip sticking plaster covered with microscopic needles to heal surgical wounds. The "bed-of-needles" patch, inspired by a parasitic worm that lives in the guts of fish and clings on using its cactus-like spikes, fixes skin grafts firmly in place without the need for staples. Its creators say the patch is three times stronger than the materials currently used for burns patients."