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Iran Makes New Tissue Adhesives

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Active ImageIranian researchers have succeeded in developing a third generation of tissue adhesives which can be used in cosmetic surgeries.

Abdol Jallil Kalantar Hormozi, the head of the research team from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, said that the new bio-bandage is made from blood cells.

“Testing bio-bandage on animal samples has shown promising results; hence, we are going to test our innovation in human volunteers as soon as we obtain the required ethical permissions,” Kalantar Hormozi said.

He went on to say that the first generation of the tissue adhesive was developed as a substitute for simple sutures in general operations on soft tissue, particularly vascular surgeries.

"The bio-glue can reduce not only the number of intraoperational sutures but also the duration of the surgery," Kalantar Hormozi added.

The second generation, on the other hand, is used for tissues such as bones.

Kalantar Hormozi stressed that neither of the generations of the developed bio-bandages have been yet massproduced.

 Source: Press TV

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