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 • 2 Comments


giorgosnDecember 17, 2007 3:45 AM

Actually, I think the creature in the photo of the nzherald story, is an Octopus not a squid.

AnonymousDecember 17, 2007 6:55 AM

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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