Missouri Patent of the Month – February 2021

Following medical procedures, blood loss is a common concern. Controlling bleeding is done by electrocautery, suturing, stapling, or even pressure application. Arteries are quite sensitive however, and require a time commitment to provide pressure until the body is able to close the opening itself. Some methods involving hemostatic agents and sealants are also in use, to block or close the artery tissue manually. MediBeacon, Inc. has been working on the development of a tissue sealant to help close arterial tissue with agents that make it easy to see as it is implemented.

Their method utilizes a sealant that incorporates an optical dye. These dyes change colour or fluorescence as they begin to change into a seal or clot, thereby closing the open wound.. These changes provide easy optical confirmation that the wound is sealing, and will reduce the risk of blood loss.


About MediBeacon

MediBeacon is a medical technology company specializing in the advances of fluorescent tracer agents and transdermal measurement. Their fluorescent agent platform is used in physiological function monitoring and has important applications in kidney health, gastrointestinal health, and beyond.

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