New adhesive for biological tissue based on nano-apatite

May 09(Tue), 2017

Okayama University Research Group (Prof. Takuya Matsumoto and Assoc. Prof. Masahiro Okada, Department of Biomaterial, Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Dr. Nakano, (Institute for Materials Science and Technology, Osaka University), successfully developed a new type of biological tissue adhesive. Its basic structure is formed by nano-apatite, a material created by artificial synthesis of apatite at nano-order size. Apatite is the main component of bones and teeth. The group verified that the material easily adheres to tissues such as cut skin. They also found that this material has more than twice the adhesive strength of fibrin adhesives currently used in medical practice. The results of their research were published in the online version of the international science journal Acta Biomaterialia on May 5.
Suturing is currently the most common approach to treating wounds in the surgical field, but there has been great demand from medical practitioners to develop a fast-acting and easy-to-use biological tissue adhesive. The results of this study demonstrate the clinical potential of this material as an easy-to-use adhesive with fast-acting and strong adhesive properties and superior biocompatibility.

Article Information

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.05.014

Journal: Acta Biomaterialia

Title: Biocompatible nanostructured solid adhesives for biological soft tissues

Authors: Masahiro Okada, Akira Nakai, Emilio Satoshi Hara, Tetsushi Taguchi, Takayoshi Nakano and Takuya Matsumoto

Year of Publication: 2017

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