As it turns out, a healthy gut is something people will pay a lot of money for. The global market for gastrointestinal disorder therapeutics and diagnostics reached $49.6 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow to $63.8 billion in 2021.1 There has been a rise in reported cases of issues such as Celiac’s disesase, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s, which necessitates the need for better and more varied medication.

Recent findings on liquid repellent coatings have highlighted the promise of the technology and the challenges that must be overcome before new products can be commercialized. Image Credit: Flickr user Lee Netherton Since 2007, materials science and engineering researchers have been exploring the ways to create superomniphobic surfaces — that […]

In September 1987, twenty-four countries agreed to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which called for countries to cut down on their use of ozone-depleting chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).1 These chemicals were commonly used as coolants for air conditioning and refrigeration, propellants in aerosol spray […]