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‘Squirtable’ elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds: Emergency treatments could be transformed, saving lives | ScienceDaily
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‘Squirtable’ elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds: Emergency treatments could be transformed, saving lives | ScienceDaily

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed.

Biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney and the United States collaborated on the development of the potentially life-saving surgical glue, called MeTro.

MeTro’s high elasticity makes it ideal for sealing wounds in body tissues that continually expand and relax — such as lungs, hearts and arteries — that are otherwise at risk of re-opening.

Source: ‘Squirtable’ elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds: Emergency treatments could be transformed, saving lives | ScienceDaily