Castor Seed Futures Gain, Helped by Spot Cues

Castor seed prices firmed up by Rs 45 to Rs 4,634 per quintal in futures trade as traders were upbeat about spot market cues.castor-seeds_10421148_250x250

At the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange counter, castor seed delivery for October contract rose by Rs 45, or 0.98 per cent, to Rs 4,634 per quintal, with an open interest of 48,610 lots.


Novel Surgical Sealant Could Make Sutures Obsolete

A new surgical glue is based on a proprietary polymer that demonstrates superior biocompatibility, tunable bioresorbability and adjustable tissue adherence.logo_gecko_10emeretourv2

The Gecko Biomedical (Paris, France) SETALUM Sealant is a hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA) designed for both wet and dynamic environments as an add-on to sutures during minimally invasive vascular surgery.

Unique chemical and physical properties include high viscosity, hydrophobicity, and on demand curing. The adhesive, which is based on a mixture of easily metabolized glycerol and sebacic acid, can be brushed on a biological surface and set in seconds with a short application of ultraviolet (UV) light.


Safilo Launches Eco-friendly Glasses for Children

Italian eyewear company Safilo has launched a collection of eco-friendly glasses for children.safilo

The frames, which have been co-designed with paediatric ophthalmologists, are composed of two bio-based polymers, both derived from castor oil – a natural renewable source. The first bio-polymer gives the styles rigidity and strength, while the second ensures comfort and safety for the child.