Surgical ‘duct tape’ as an alternative to sutures

MIT Surgical Duct Tape01 PRESS 0US engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a strong, flexible and biocompatible sticky patch that can be easily and quickly applied to biological tissues and organs to help seal tears and wounds.

Like duct tape, the new patch is sticky on one side and smooth on the other. In its current formulation, the adhesive is targeted to seal defects in the gastrointestinal tract.

For the full story, see the March 2022 edition of Medical Textiles.


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