Surgical superglue gets seal of approval

Wounds can now be sealed without the need for staples or stiches

A new elastic surgical glue which can seal internal wounds without the need for staples or stitches is set to change how surgery is performed, researchers say.

MeTro glue

The ‘squirtable’ elastic surgical glue, called MeTro, was developed by experts in tissue elsatin at the University of Sydney in collaboration with US universities.

The gel-like material combines natural elastic protein technologies developed in Australia with light sensitive molecules developed by Harvard Medical School that