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Chinese Researchers Develop "Bio-glue" for Fast Wound Repairing

May 16, 2019     Email"> PrintText Size

Chinese researchers have demonstrated in animal experiments that a light-activated adhesive gel can rapidly seal wounds to arteries and the heart, which could have potential applications in surgery in the future, according to a study published online on Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

Uncontrolled bleeding following trauma or during surgery is a major cause of death and it is difficult to seal these wounds without sutures.

Gel-based solutions require both strong adhesion to the wet tissue and the strength to resist high blood pressures and the movement of a beating heart. However, very few non-toxic materials meet these criteria. (Xinhua)

(Editor: LIU Jia)



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