Issue Date: October 9, 2017
Strong, stretchy surgical glue
After surgery, holding tissue together allows incisions to heal. This closure is often accomplished with stitches or staples, but such materials can further damage tissue, particularly in the case of delicate tissue like lungs. Surgical glue is needed that can seal lung tissue without the need for using sutures or staples first. Although surgical sealants are commercially available, none of them has the right combination of elasticity, shear strength, and adhesion to work well with . . .
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