By Bec Crew
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Produced by a small US biotech company called Suneris, VetiGel is a new medical adhesive made from plant-based polymers.
Developed by New York University student Joe Landolina over the past four years, the gel works by causing blood platelets to stick together and clot as soon as they come into contact with it.
The Suneris lab explains how the gel works at their website:
The gel activates blood’s natural clotting process and is made with biocompatible components that can be absorbed directly into the body. By reassembling onto a wound site, VETIGEL mimics the body’s extracellular matrix and accelerates the production of fibrin, which enables the body to clot rapidly.
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