Radio Cade

Using Sharkskin to Fight Bacterial Growth

August 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 46
Radio Cade
Using Sharkskin to Fight Bacterial Growth
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Using Sharkskin to Fight Bacterial Growth
Aug 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 46
Dr. Anthony Brennan

One of nine children, Dr. Anthony (Tony) Brennan grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He invented a way to inhibit bacterial growth through plastic sheets that are comprised of millions of microscopic features arranged in a diamond pattern - much like shark skin. A voracious reader, Tony wanted to be an astronaut growing up, but had poor eyesight. His inspiration for Sharklet Technologies was the US Navy, which in 1999 asked him to figure out a way to keep barnacles from growing on its ships. This episode is a re-release.

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One of nine children, Dr. Anthony (Tony) Brennan grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He invented a way to inhibit bacterial growth through plastic sheets that are comprised of millions of microscopic features arranged in a diamond pattern - much like shark skin. A voracious reader, Tony wanted to be an astronaut growing up, but had poor eyesight. His inspiration for Sharklet Technologies was the US Navy, which in 1999 asked him to figure out a way to keep barnacles from growing on its ships. This episode is a re-release.

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