Surgical Glue to Replace Stitches and Staples

surgical glue

MeTro is an advanced medical glue to seal wounds in seconds and can be removed after a certain amount of time.  Another potential advantage of the stitch replacing glue is that it could be used in emergency situations, such as an accident or war zones.

MeTro solidifies into a gel-like substance once it comes into contact with tissue surfaces to aid the healing process. The glue is cured with UV light which allows forming tight bonds to maintain elasticity. The surgical glue can also be manipulated to remain for the desired length of time to ensure an effective treatment of wounds.

   The MeTro was successful in treating wounds in rodent and pigs, and now the researchers are shifting their focus towards human trials.

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