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Cadman-LT
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Re: Wet and dry
Cadman-LT   5/18/2013 12:46:25 AM
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Ann, I am with Cabe...gross....that kinda stuff just creeps me out!

Charles Murray
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Re: Wet and dry
Charles Murray   5/17/2013 6:22:11 PM
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Ann, I'm curious whether the hooked patch would cause pain for a patient.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Wet and dry
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 4:36:59 PM
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Gross!

Like a plunger with Velcro. Going to be even harder to pull off? Great...

C

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Wet and dry
Ann R. Thryft   5/17/2013 12:37:21 PM
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Clinton, the mechanics aren't wet vs dry, but engorged with fluid so hooks interlock with intestinal walls/wound tissue, vs not engorged so they disconnect from same. You're right, in this environment everything is wet, so getting something dry is not possible, hence, this clever design.

Rob Spiegel
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Both Cool and Gross
Rob Spiegel   5/17/2013 11:58:27 AM
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Wow. They have to look pretty hard for examples in nature to find this parasite's ability to hook onto fish intestines. Fascinating story, Ann. By the way, I recently found out that a hearty 60 percent of species on earth are parasitic, while only 40 percent are non-parasitic. 

CLMcDade
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Wet and dry
CLMcDade   5/17/2013 11:20:21 AM
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 Nice article Ann.  Yet another product approach inspired by nature's handiwork. 

I am curious about one thing, which is the role that moisture plays in turning the gripping ability on and off. Controlling moisture to the bandage in an organic environment seems, well, uncontrollable given sweat, blood, mucous, etc.  How do they get the bandage dry on demand so that it releases?

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