"Bed-of-Needles" Super-Grip Plaster for Surgical Wounds, Brigham and Women's Hospital Study  
4/18/2013 8:07:21 AM

US scientists have designed a super-grip plaster covered with microscopic needles to heal surgical wounds. The "bed-of-needles" patch, inspired by a parasitic worm that lives in the guts of fish and clings on using its cactus-like spikes, fixes skin grafts firmly in place without the need for staples.