Hot paper: Review of tissue adhesives

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Wound closure has traditionally been performed using surgical sutures, staples or clips. These products are not always the most desirable solution especially for suturing friable tissues such as internal organs. Tissues adhesives appear to be an ideal alternative to improve wound healing and overcome fluid leakage and the possibility of additional trauma to the wound sometimes caused by these traditional products.

This Review by Pêgo, Wang and colleagues, covers the recent progress in synthetic/semi-synthetic adhesives and biomimetic adhesives that could be useful for future biomedical applications. They discuss the mechanisms behind the adhesive performances as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Taking tissue adhesives to the future: from traditional synthetic to new biomimetic approaches
Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 239-253.  DOI: 10.1039/c2bm00121g

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