New medical adhesive will revolutionize surgery

Designed to be used in heart surgeries
A group of scientists published details of a new medical adhesive that they say has the potential to revolutionize many surgical procedures and accelerate recovery times for operations.
According to the team of researchers in the United States, the new glue may eventually replace the sutures in heart surgeries, gastrointestinal and blood vessels.
Inspired by insect adhesives, scientists say they have developed a biodegradable and elastic adhesive that can be injected or painted onto tissue instead of traditional sutures.
The adhesive expands and contracts with movement and tests have proven effective in heart and stomach surgeries. “It could even be available in a short time to be used in humans.
There is currently a skin glue a special type of medical adhesive that is used to attach the ends of a wound as it begins to heal.
Doctors can use the skin glue instead of more traditional sutures, “so far had not proven strong enough to withstand the internal force of heart pumping chambers or major arteries.”
Instead, this new adhesive, offers a waterproof seal that with the help of ultraviolet light sticks in a matter of seconds.
Animal inspiration
The surgical glue that can be used in open and more invasive surgeries, as it seals dynamic tissues such as blood vessels and the heart, as well as intestines.
The adhesive will open the doors for better adaptation to minimally invasive procedures.
The polymer adhesive, which is repellent to water and blood, is inspired by animals, such as slugs, which cling to surfaces with a sticky discharge that works in wet conditions.