Spray-on biodegradable polymer could replace sutures

Placing biodegradable polymer mats on incisions could replace the use of stitches and sutures, but finding an appropriate delivery system has stymied researchers. The mats are typically made by electrospinning, which produces an electrical current that damages living cells. The solution, it turns out, was sitting on a hardware store shelf. Scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park, used a commonplace airbrush to spray the polymer nanofibers and successfully seal incisions on the lung, intestine, and liver of a pig. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Bioresorbable Polymers Medical Polymers read more

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Spray-on biodegradable polymer could replace sutures

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