Microfabricated surfaces inspired by the pollination phenomenon of bees
Lúcia Santos, Sofia Silva, Clara Correia, and João Mano publish their findings on Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.

Inspired by the hairs on honey bee legs that enable them to transport large quantities of pollen grains, research team composed by Lúcia Santos, Sofia Silva, Clara Correia, and João Mano have developed microfabricated surfaces covered with hair-like micropillars capable of efficiently entrapping micron-sized particles at about 5 times greater density than commercially available drug patches; these surfaces could be used to develop drug patches grabbing higher drug contents, finding other applications in biotechnological, biomedical, and industrial fields.

This work was published on the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


“Physical immobilization of particles inspired by pollination,” by Lúcia F. Santos, A. Sofia Silva, Clara R. Correia, and João F. Mano. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 116(12), 5405 (2019); DOI 10.1073/pnas.1813336116.

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