Development of a user-friendly, hot-melt, wound-healing adhesive

NIMS has developed a hot-melt tissue adhesive (i.e., medical glue that is applied in a molten state) capable of healing operative wounds. This adhesive has excellent medical material properties in terms of its ease of use, adhesiveness to tissues, biocompatibility and ability to prevent postoperative complications. Post-surgical complications (e.g., adhesions, bleeding, inflammation and infections) are major issues in clinical medicine. […]