INSPIRED BY NATURE
Limax is developing next generation hydrogels that mimic the sticky and flexible slime slugs secrete when frightened, without using actual slugs in the process (i.e. biomimicry). One of these innovative features is that they are able to attach to wet dynamically moving surfaces, inside and outside the body, with unprecedented strength, speed, and effectiveness, meaning its adhesion ability is not affected by blood presence nor by the movement of blood, vessels, or other body tissues.
Limax Biosciences is proud to have garnered recognition with over 13 publications in prestigious research journals, accumulating a over 5000 citations.
Sun+2012 Nature; Darnell+ 2013 Biomaterials; Freedman+ 2021, Adv Mat; Li+ 2017 Science; Blacklow+ 2019 Science Advances; Lazow+ 2020, J Ped Surg
Cutting edge medical adhesive inspired by slug slime
Medical Gel Stretches 20 Times Its Length For Tissue Reconstruction
Inspired by Slug Slime, This Surgical Glue Is Strong Enough to Patch up a Beating Heart
Janus Tough Adhesives for Tendon Repair
Our technology has been extensively highlighted in over 200 media outlets, including Forbes, BBC, NPR, and The Washington Post, as well as receiving recognition from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).