Fiorenzo Omenetto Shares a New Role for Silk in Medicine and Technology
Fiorenzo Omenetto, a university professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University, shares his research on a collection of fascinating new uses for silk. Omenetto describes silk as one of the most sustainable materials to have ever existed and his speech illustrates a variety of news ways silk can be used in different industries. After Fiorenzo Omenetto explains some of silk's recently discovered scientific characteristics, he summarizes what it all means for the future in medicine, technology and the environment. As a material that is both biodegradable and edible, silk can be used to enhance medical procedures and used to create products that are less detrimental to the environment. Fiorenzo Omenetto's speech provides insight into the boundaries being pushed by individuals in all areas of science. From high-end clothing to DVDs, silk is undergoing a revolutionary transformation.