A multi-phase transitioning peptide hydrogel for suturing ultra-small vessels

@inproceedings{Smith2016AMT,
  title={A multi-phase transitioning peptide hydrogel for suturing ultra-small vessels},
  author={Daniel J. Smith and Gabriel A. Brat and Scott H Medina and Dedi Tong and Yong Kun Huang and Johanna Grahammer and Georg J. Furtm{\"u}ller and Byoung Chol Oh and Katelyn J. Nagy-Smith and Piotr Walczak and Gerald Brandacher and Joel P. Schneider.},
  booktitle={Nature nanotechnology},
  year={2016}
}
Many surgeries are complicated by the need to anastomose, or reconnect, micrometre-scale vessels. Although suturing remains the gold standard for anastomosing vessels, it is difficult to place sutures correctly through collapsed lumen, making the procedure prone to failure. Here, we report a multiphase transitioning peptide hydrogel that can be injected… CONTINUE READING