Even though nanobiotechnologists work with infinitesimally small things their results are anything BUT! Oded Shoseyov’s talk at TED showcased the state of the art in making “home-grown” body parts taking the best materials from both the animal and plant kingdoms and combining them into “super-materials” with greater strength and flexibility than either kingdom has on its own. Just Watch This!
New Body Parts
TED: Oded Shoseyov reveals the state of the arts in bionics – artificial body parts
What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform … everything – including body parts. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov showed us examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them in everything from sports shoes to medical implants.
Shoseyov is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an expert in nanobiotechnology; he has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. He received the Kaye Innovation Award from the Hebrew University in 2010, and an honorable mention from the Israeli Prime Minister for his contributions in entrepreneurship and innovation in 2012. He has founded ten companies, several of which are focused on engineering new materials for use in human tissue, jet fuel and food packaging.