Healthline - Dr. Hooman Khorasani: "Light-Activated Glue, High-Tech Zip Ties Are the Newest Ways to Close a Wound"

Surgeons have the high-pressure responsibility to safely and quickly close wounds, but after the procedure, patients can sometimes unintentionally reopen them.

New York, NY
 – January 8, 2014  –– 

Now, researchers are aiming to resolve some of the most vexing parts of the surgical process with two new wound closure technologies. One, a glue called hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA), is a flexible, water- and blood-resistant material that can be injected into tissue, painted on the surface of skin, or applied in a thin layer on a patch to seal wounds. "Suture removal tends to be more painful than the surgery," said Hooman Khorasani, MD, Chief of Division of Mohs, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery, and Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more