Biomedical engineers from the University of Sidney and the United States collaborated on the development of the potentially life-saving surgical glue named MeTro. It is a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed.
MeTro’s high elasticity makes it deal for sealing wounds in body tissues that continually expand and relax-such as lungs, hearts and arteries-that are otherwise at risk of re-opening. The material also works on internal wounds that are often in hard-to-reach areas and have typically required staples or suturas due to surrounding body fluid hampering the effectiveness of other sealants. MeTro sets in just 60 seconds once treated with UV light.