Silk Stretches Drugs Shelf Life to New Lengths

Researchers have found a fridge-free way to store vaccines and antibiotics. Biomedical engineer David Kaplan, senior author of the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses how heat-sensitive drugs wrapped in silk stay effective for months at high temperatures.

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David Kaplan

David Kaplan is the Professor and Chair of Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. He is based in Medford, Massachusetts.