Tropical Plant Inspires Super-Slippery Coating for Medical Use

Chemical engineers have turned to exotic meat-eating plant life for inspiration in creating materials that have potential for use as a coating on medical devices. The pitcher plant - which is carnivorous by trapping and digesting animals in leaves that resemble trumpets or small pitchers - has a highly slippery surface that stops its prey … Continue reading Tropical Plant Inspires Super-Slippery Coating for Medical Use