Fetal surgery stands to advance from new glues inspired by mussels

Date: 
June 30, 2016

UC Berkeley engineer Phillip Messersmith has teamed up with Dr. Michael Harrison to improve glues used for fetal surgery procedures. With funding obtained from the National Institutes of Health, Messersmith and Dr. Harrison attempt to address a constant risk surrounding fetal surgery, which is the threat of rupture of the protective membrane of the amniotic sac in which the fetus floats. Continue reading