MIT Researchers Develop Easily Removable Surgical Tape to Se
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Easily Removable Surgical Tape to Seal Internal Wounds
Researchers at MIT recently developed an adhesive tape that allows surgeons to seal internal wounds and that can be readily detached from the tissue surface by applying a liquid solution.

The development makes the tape safer and easier to use and allows surgeons to remove it once tissue healing has completed or adjust the tape’s position if required.

The tape is conceived as a replacement for internal sutures. “Our goal is to use bioadhesive technologies to replace sutures, which is a thousands-of-years-old wound closure technology without too much innovation,” said Xuanhe Zhao, an MIT researcher involved in the study.

The tape can be sprayed with a reducing solution and it can then be readily peeled from a tissue surface, regardless of how long it has been in place. Most importantly, the removal is painless and does not cause tissue damage.

“This is like a painless Band-Aid for internal organs,” said Zhao. “You put the adhesive on, and if for any reason you want to take it off, you can do so on-demand, without pain.”

Source: http://news.mit.edu/2020/surgical-tape-wounds-0622
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