Bio-glue tested on pigs could come to human use
May 15, 2019
A team of doctors in China has developed a bio-glue that is able to close down wounds in heart tissue in short periods of time. The glue works by being applied to wet tissue, activating it with UV light for it to harden. The proteins that are found in connective tissue are replicated in the chemical composition of the glue. The team tested the glue first of different types of wounds in pigs; they first tested it on their livers, milimetrical wounds on their arteries and lastly on punctured hearts. The glue doesn't need any stitches to reinforce the closure and is able to withstand systolic blood pressure of 290 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).