Biomedical egineers from the university of Sydney andvtge united states collaborated on the development of the latest technology in health science-an adhesive surgical glue called MeTro.

MeTro is highly elastic and adhesive that it quickly seals wounds in 60 seconds without the need for common staples or sutures.

Also read: U.S scientist have had a breakthrough in making artificial life

The potential life saving glue’s elasticity makes it ideal for sealing wounds in body tissues in hard-to-reach-areas and those that continually expand and relax – such as lungs, hearts and arteries

MeTro sets in just 60 seconds once treated with UV light, and the technology has a built-in degrading enzyme which can be modified to determine how long the sealant lasts – from hours to months, in order to allow adequatetime for the wound to heal

The gel-like material has quickly and successfully sealed incisions in the arteries and lungs of rodents and the lungs of pigs without the need for sutures and staples. The results were published in Science Translational Medicine paper.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s