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Stitches and staples will soon be a thing of the past in surgery.

There is now a glue to seal surgical wounds called Metro. In The Know Innovations shows this glue can close wounds in 60 seconds.

Biomedical engineers from the U.S. and the University of Sydney collaborated to develop Metro. The elastic and adhesive glue quickly seals wounds after application without needing stitches or staples. The gel-like material is activated by UV-light and dissolves shortly after.

Metro’s elasticity makes it ideal for sealing wounds in body tissues that continually expand and relax like the heart or the lungs.

The glue has been successfully tested on rodents and pigs. Soon it will be used in human trials.

Cheers to technology! Goodbye stitches and staples. Hello surgical glue.

Quick-sealing surgical glue closes wounds in seconds

Scientists have developed a surgical glue that can seal wounds in 60 seconds.

Posted by In The Know Innovation on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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