This is great news. We have current solutions but this may be best of lot. It also avoids inflamation and scarring.
Somehow i like the idea of closing a wound and then applying this glue before applying protection. It does not say whether cells can work though this glue but that hold true for any solution. Been able to quickly join wound edges is critical and stitching took as much time as well.
It sounds like we will be able to close surgical wounds and then slap a glue patch on with scant complications..
Mussel-inspired surgical glue shuts down bleeding wounds in 60 seconds
The team found that when they took mussel proteins chock-full of tyrosines and exposed them to blue visible light, the photochemical reaction saw them instantly pair up to form these tyrosine intersections. The result was a material with better structural stability and adhesive properties. They have dubbed it light-activated, mussel protein-based adhesive (LAMBA) and claim to have proven its superiority to existing surgical glues. In testing the glue in animals, the scientist say it was able to close bleeding wounds in less than 60 seconds and healed them without inflammation or scarring.