1 article published in JoVE
Fabrication and Application of Rose Bengal-chitosan Films in Laser Tissue Repair Antonio Lauto1, Marcus Stoodley2, Matthew Barton1, John W. Morley1, David A. Mahns1, Leonardo Longo3, Damia Mawad1 1Bioelectronics and Neuroscience (BENS) research group, University of Western Sydney, NSW Australia, 2Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, NSW Australia, 3School of Medicine, University of Siena, Italy Sutures are usually needed to repair tissue during surgical procedures. However, their application can be problematic as they are invasive and may damage tissue. The fabrication and application methods of a novel tissue adhesive are here reported. This adhesive film is laser-activated and does not require the use of sutures.