Silk moth vaccine packaging

Closer look at the curious properties of the proteins made by the Bombyx mori, which spins a commercially useful little cocoon that must withstand rain and dramatic temperature changes and protect vulnerable organisms. They identified components of the silk that were strong, moisture-resistant, biocompatible and stable at high temperatures, and began experimenting with new ways of conserving MMR vaccines and penicillin in gels, matrices and tiny pockets of silk.
See on www.guardian.co.uk

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