Surgical Glue May Lead To New Tape Advances

heart surgery with tape from thetapeworks.comA glue so strong that it will seal a surgical incision in a child’s beating heart could lead to major advances in tape adhesives.

The glue was developed by Dr. Pedro del Nido, a surgeeon at Boston Childrens’ Hospital to aid in heart surgery and it is able to bond even in the presence of blood while dealing with the pressure that the heart generates.

Since getting tapes to bond in the presence of moisture and foreign substances continues to be a challenge to the tape industry, Dr. el Nido’s invention may soon lead to general use tapes that will stick where none would bond before.

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