High-strength tape for surgical sealing

Xuanhe Zhao & Christoph Nabzdyk with Hyunwoo Yuk

The removal of diseased tissue and the re-connection of the remaining healthy tissues (anastomosis) are cornerstones of surgery. Rates of tissue breakdown and anastomotic leakage are high and inflict substantial health and economic burdens upon patients and society. This project is developing a tissue tape that provides an instant, high-strength, and air and liquid tight tissue seal, for that will prevent anastomotic leakage.
 
See Hyunwoo Yuk present their project at IdeaStream 2020 below.