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MANSFIELD – Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) say they have developed a biodegradable composite material made with silk fibres that could be used in the medical sector for bone repair.

Integrating silk fibroin with fibres of polylactic acid – a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from cornstarch and sugar cane – the team believes the composite material provides an idyllic balance of tensile strength and flexibility that exceeds current market alternatives.

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