A painless ‘glue’ closure for tissues
Funded by the ANR.

Pain is now the most common reason patients see a doctor. After surgery, it is considered one of the most distressing symptoms, and poor tissue adhesion causes irritation and tension that are a source of additional pain. In such cases, painkillers are administered to relieve pain, but their action lasts only a few hours. In this context, the SOFTGLUE project, coordinated by Dr Ruxandra Gref (Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay), aims to develop a non-toxic ‘flexible glue’ to suture skin and liver wounds without mechanical stress (i.e. without stiffness) while allowing for an analgesic effect over a long period. This project is carried out in partnership with Priscille Brodin (CIIL).