So we have had Semperfli Nano Silk used for many different things because of its amazing strength from Kite strings to fly fishing leaders and even used for a Space Sail being designed for Nasa. However yesterday we found a new use with Cambridge Consultants using Nano Silk in Cataract Surgery. Here’s what Chris has to Say:
“I just wanted to pass on a note about the use of Nano Silk – we just had our open day yesterday where we show off our technical capabilities (we’re product developers) and we successfully demonstrated a prototype surgical robot concept for cataract surgery that used Nano Silk at it’s core. It’s a tiny thing – 1.8 mm outer diameter flexing robot, with a 1mm inner diameter working channel, leaving very little room for mechanical pull cables. We threaded the 110 um diameter Nano Silk (18/0, I believe) through 150 um holes. And, it worked! Very pleased with the material.”
Its amazing the different places that Semperfli Nano Silk is Appearing, from flies to space and into eyes!