Barnacles Can Also Cure Diseases, And The Extracted Bio-glue Can Seal Blood When Seen

 NEWS    |      2023-03-28


Barnacles can be firmly attached to rocks. Inspired by this viscous effect, MIT engineers designed a powerful biocompatible glue that can bond injured tissues to achieve hemostasis.

Even if the surface is covered by blood, this new paste can adhere to the surface and can form a tight bond within 15 seconds after application. Researchers say that this glue can provide a more effective way to treat trauma and help control bleeding during surgery.

Researchers are solving adhesion problems in a challenging environment, such as the humid, dynamic environment of human tissues, and transforming these basic knowledge into real products that can save lives.