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Iran-made glue to replace stitches

Source: Press TV

The Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization has used human blood plasma to produce fibrin glue which can replace surgical stitches.

The new glue can be used in various surgical procedures including cornea transplant which is an extremely sensitive operation, officials with the organization told Press TV.

According to Peyman Eshghi, the head of the research team, another advantage of the new glue is that it is less likely to be rejected by the immune system as it is made from each patient's blood plasma.

Eshghi said the low cost glue has already been used in a number of eye and urological surgeries.

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