MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) is engineering a new skin. This “second skin” polymer, as well as temporarily tightening the skin, could also be used to protect dry skin, prevent aging and deliver drugs.

It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated. Those three things together could really make it ideal for use in humans.

Daniel Anderson

Daniel Anderson is an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering and a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES).

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