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A joint team from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Russia), the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has produced a biodegradable nanocoating, using antimicrobial, self-cleaning, and antireflective properties. The team turned to artificial manufacturing methods to reproduce the nanocoating of the corneas of fruit flies, which are naturally designed to shield the insects’ eyes from atmospheric particles, as well as from the reflection of light.
Members of the team, led by head of the Laboratory of Pharmacology of Natural Compounds in the School of Biomedicine of FEFU Vladimir Katanaev, said that, among other applications, the nanocoating could be used…READ MORE