Mussels, with their strong adhesives attachment in spite of waves and currents, have been an attractive model for developing surgical sealants. Now Korean scientists have developed a new, nontoxic surgical glue that cures in just a minute. The adhesives is compatible with human tissues and forms a strong bond under wet conditions. Possible applications include blocking air leakage, stopping bleeding and sealing incisions or wounds. It is a particularly attractive option for delicate tissues and areas poorly suited to traditional sutures. This particular adhesive differs from other mussel-inspired adhesives in its curing method. Mussels have a two-part adhesive system, but this new adhesive cures under blue light. Results of preliminary testing of this adhesive was published in Biomaterials.