Justina Pupkaite, Manuel Ahumada, Sarah Mclaughlin, Maha Temkit, Sura Alaziz, Richard Seymour, Marc Ruel, Irene Kochevar, May Griffith, Erik J Suuronen, Emilio I Alarcon
Using a combination of methacrylated collagen and the photosensitizer rose Bengal, a new light-activated biomimetic material for tissue sutureless bonding was developed. This formulation was cross-linked using green light. In vivo tests in mice demonstrate the suitability of the material for sutureless wound closure.
March 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces