Electrically activated glue for internal surgery

F1.large epatch cathererA team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive balloon catheter.

The device could eventually replace the need for open or keyhole surgery to patch up or stitch together internal blood vessel defects.

For the full story, see the June 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.