5 Animal-Inspired Medtech Breakthroughs

August 6, 2014

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5 Animal-Inspired Medtech Breakthroughs

People used to define progress as human beings overcoming nature and creating something superior to what the natural world offers. But a funny thing has happened in recent decades: Innovators have figured out that nature can actually school people on a thing or two.

That's increasingly becoming the case in medtech, too, whether it involves fly-inspired hearing aid technology or ingestible batteries that use cuttlefish ink.

Read on to find out more.

Chris Newmarker is senior editor of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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