Akron researchers launch adhesive products inspired by gecko feet

researchers launch adhesive products inspired by gecko feet

A startup research company is testing its ultra-strong adhesive, inspired by gecko feet and being marketed as ShearGrip, at an Akron-area nursing home, a downtown eatery and elsewhere in the area.

Akron Ascent Innovations plans to use the feedback on its adhesive to develop next-generation materials for health care, aerospace, cosmetics and other industries, company COO Kevin White told cleveland.com.

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Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Jennifer Conn.

Originally published January 15, 2019.

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