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 […]