On-Demand, Event Activated Soft-Tissue Bio-Adhesives

Mandler Daniel, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Chemistry
STEELE W. J. Terry,



Current methods of tissue fixation leave much to be desired, essentially relying on technologies developed from the clothing and carpentry industries i.e. sutures, screws, and pins.
Bioadhesives offer a less traumatic method of tissue fixation and hence are a needed tool in the clinic.

Our group is researching novel bioadhesive strategies that allow application in wet environments, and an on-demand adhesive mechanism. 


On-demand adhesion would allow flexibility in method placement and take advantage of less invasive surgical technologies, such as balloon catheters and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries.