First protein microfiber engineered: New material advances tissue engineering and drug delivery

23 octubre 2014

Researchers have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibers, their work has taken place on the nanoscale. For the first time, this achievement has been realized on the microscale — a leap of magnitude in size that presents significant new opportunities for using engineered protein fibers.