MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
Researchers including Professor Xuanhe Zhao, grad student Hyunwoo Yuk, and postdoc Xiaoyu Chen have developed an adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
Professor Xuanhe Zhao has 3-D-printed soft electronically active polymers into devices, developing flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity longer.
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