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  • New super-flexible surgical glue can seal wounds in seconds: study

    Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/new-sup...r&_gsc=g2xNEHg


    New super-flexible surgical glue can seal wounds in seconds: study
    CTVNews.ca Staff
    Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:02AM EDT

    Australian and U.S. scientists say they have created a highly-elastic surgical glue that can quickly seal even the toughest wounds, without staples or stitches.

    The new glue is said to be ideal for closing up difficult-to-seal wounds in tissues that repeatedly expand and relax, such as lungs, hearts and arteries.

    Tissue adhesives are not new and have been increasingly used in place of stitches or staples to close wounds. They are often quicker and easier to use than stitches for closing wounds and donít create puncture marks.

    But many of the currently available adhesives can unseal easily, donít adhere well in surgical sites with a lot of fluid, and are not flexible enough to handle expansion...

    ...In a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine,, the researchers say their gel-like material has quickly and successfully sealed incisions in the arteries and lungs of rodents and the lungs of pigs...
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