Scientists Have Developed Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds in
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As per the research published in Science Translational Medicine, scientists have developed an elastic, adhesive surgical glue in the form of a gel based on methacryloyl-substituted tropoelastin (MeTro), that can seal up critical surgical wounds in 60 seconds without the need of staplers or sutures, without stopping the natural expanding and relaxing of the organ or the skin it's applied to. It is simple to apply, easy to store, works closely with natural tissue to heal a wound and degrades without leaving any kind of toxic leftovers in the body. The researchers believe that this could be a lifesaver breakthrough.

The sealant gel is put on the site to be sealed and then secured using ultraviolet light. It is then further stabilized by curing it with a short light-mediated crosslinking treatment. This allows the sealant to be very accurately placed and to tightly bond and interlock with structures on the tissue surface.

Though the trials are limited to animals(rodent arteries and lungs, and pig lungs) for now, human trials are in the works and the results so far have been promising. If the MeTro gel can be further developed into a commercial product, it could well become an essential part of a first responder's toolkit...

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-incredible-surgical-glue-heals-wounds-faster-than-ever-before
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