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Stanford team invents stitch-free method to join blood vessels
Contra Costa Times

For the past century, there’s been little improvement to the tools used to re-connect severed blood vessels: a needle and thread. Now a team of Stanford researchers has developed an alternative technique that is potentially safer, faster and easier — using a glue to fuse vessels together. “It’s a very slick way of putting together hollow blood vessels that doesn’t involve sutures,” said team leader Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, a Stanford University School of Medicine microsurgeon, who has successfully proven the technique in animals and is now seeking support for human testing.

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