Innovative medical glue replaces stitches and staples

Kieno Kammies speaks to Alona Shagan, a Ph.D. student in Bio-Technology at the Israel Institute of Technology where they have developed the first medical glue which can be used to close up wounds, replacing stitches and staples.

She says the new formulation is not toxic and is used in a similar device to the standard glue gun.

But it heats up the material only a few degrees above body temperature so it will not damage the tissue.

Alona Shagan, Bio-Technology Ph.D. student - Israel Institute of Technology

The glue is biodegradable, she says.

After a few weeks, they are completely gone and they don't leave any infections or inflammation.

Alona Shagan, Bio-Technology Ph.D. student - Israel Institute of Technology

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