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December 14, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Squids in Medicine
A wound-healing gel made from a polymer derived from squid.
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 4:19 PM
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Actually, I think the creature in the photo of the nzherald story, is an Octopus not a squid.
The wound-healing gel (b-chitin) is derived from Nototodarus sloanii (AKA arrow squids), among others. It's derived from the squids' remnant of a molluscan shell - called, wait for it, a squid pen.
And the circle is complete.
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