Tissue-Specific Adhesive Materials

Team: Elazer Edelman with Natalie Artzi, Joel Goldberg, Mark Mier and Nuria Olivia

A big problem after internal surgeries is leakage at the surgical site, leading to complications and inhibiting recovery.

This project developed a class of biocompatible adhesive materials used in surgery that can be designed to match tissue type .  In addition, these materials can sense tissue surface modifications induced by a disease.  These tissue and disease-responsive adhesives prevent complications associated with leakage after internal surgeries and improve patient health.