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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

MIT: Electrospun fibres for protective clothing, wearable power and more

Cambridge, MA - In his office, MIT Professor of Chemical Engineering Gregory Rutledge keeps a small piece of fabric that at first glance resembles a Kleenex. This tissue-like material, softer than silk, is composed of fibres that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair and holds promise for a wide range of applications including protective clothing, drug delivery and tissue engineering.


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