Posts Tagged ‘inventor of super glue’

Life Saving Super Glue To The Rescue For Kansas Baby!

June 10th, 2013
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According to a story published on June 9, 2013 by FoxNews.Com, a baby at the University of Kansas Hospital was saved from a “traumatic hemorrhage” by doctors and super glue

Ashlyn Julian, a 3 week old baby girl, had a MRI that, according to the article, “revealed an olive-size aneurysm that was causing bleeding in her brain”.   Apparently such aneurysms are very rare in children and so, according to neurosurgeon Dr. Koji Ebersole in the article, “No infant-size tools are made for treating the condition … Wary of the approach typically used for adult patients – opening the skull to operate on the aneurysm – Ebersole and a team of doctors from several area hospitals on Wednesday decided to repair Ashlyn’s brain from the inside.” 

The surgical procedure involved brain imaging machinery, a catheter and ultimately “Ebersole was able to deposit the sterile, surgical superglue on the affected blood vessel.  The glue dried in seconds and created an internal cast, sealing the blood vessel …. ‘It’s literally the same compound as the superglue you’d find in the store,’ Ebersole said.”

The procedure is very rare and it may have been the first time it was ever performed on an infant.  Check out the full FoxNews.com article for all of the facts!  Wow, we knew super glue was incredible, but life saving puts it in a whole new realm!!

Thank you, Dr. Harry Coover, for your amazing invention!!!

Harry Coover – How Stuff Works!

April 25th, 2012
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[Video Credit:  HowStuffWorks]

Check out this fun video … We think our friend (and amazing inventor of super glue) the late Dr. Harry Coover, gets five stars on Benefits & Ripple Effect scales as well!  We were so lucky to witness Dr. Harry Coover receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at a gala in Washington, D.C. in November 2010!

For the record:  Dr. Coover passed away at the age of 94 years old on March 26, 2011 (Note:  Dr. Coover was born March 6, 1917 NOT 1919 as stated in the How Stuff Works video – see reference:  Super Glue Corporation blog).

Dr. Harry Coover, Inventor of Super Glue, Passes at Age 94

March 27th, 2011
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Dr_Coover_Pic[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation]

Dr. Harry Coover, inventor of Super Glue, passed away on March 26, 2011 at his home in Kingsport, Tennessee.  According to Elizabeth A.  Harris with The New York Times, Dr. Coover’s daughter, Dr. Melinda Paul, confirmed that Harry Wesley Coover was born on March 6, 1917 (not 1919 as some reports state) making him 94 years old when he passed away this weekend.

Super Glue Corporation representatives (Marcia Littler and Ron Gravette, pictured here with Dr. Coover) were thrilled to join Dr. Coover’s family members, and Eastman Chemical Company colleagues, at a gala honoring the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation’s  2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates on Tuesday evening, November 16th, 2010, in Washington DC.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the United States government’s  “highest honor for technological achievement bestowed on American innovators by the President of the United States.”  Dr. Coover received the award for his invention of  “cyanoacrylates – novel adhesives known widely to consumers as ‘super glues’ – which today play significant roles in medicine and industry”.

The November 16th Gala literature states about the program,   “It recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation, and to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the Nation’s technological workforce.  The Medal also seeks to inspire future generations of Americans to prepare for and pursue tehnical careers to keep America at the forefront of global technology and economic leadership.”

A brief video history of Dr. Coover’s super glue discovery was presented at the gala.

Super Glue Corporation representatives also captured some interesting interview time with Dr. Coover the morning after the gala, in November 2010.  The interview covers a range of topics including the following: Dr. Coover’s response to The Original Super Glue(R) Corporation’s iphone app; Dr. Coover’s love for his family and his animals; Dr. Coover’s interest in following new developments in science and technology; Dr. Coover’s concerns for the future of the United States’ leadership role in science, technology and math, and much more!

We were thrilled to know Dr. Coover!  His invention created an entire industry and continues to help solve many sticky problems for creative producers around the world.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his wonderful family members.

Dr. Harry Coover, Inventor of Super Glue, Recognized by President Obama

November 18th, 2010
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HarryWCoover-300x199[Photo Credit:  Ryan K Morris Photography and the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation]

Dr. Harry Coover was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in a ceremony at the White House Wednesday, November 17th for his invention of “cyanoacrylates – novel adhesives known widely to consumers as ‘super glues’ – which today play significant roles in medicine and industry.

Super Glue Corporation representatives were pleased to join Dr. Coover’s family members and Eastman Chemical Company colleagues at a gala honoring the 2009 Laureates on Tuesday evening, November 16th, in Washington DC.  A plaque from all of Super Glue Corporation’s employees was presented to Dr. Coover in a private meeting with him prior to the White House ceremony.

At 93 years of age, Dr. Coover is still sharp as a tack and remains engaged through media and the internet actively following a broad spectrum of  interests including the economy, science and technology innovation, politics and government.  Super Glue Corporation representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Coover about a wide range of topics.  With 460 patents to his name and over 60 publications, Dr. Coover’s candid statements are very insightful.  We are honored to be associated with this preeminent scientist and congratulate him on receiving the United States government’s  “highest honor for technological achievement bestowed on American innovators by the President of the United States.”

The November 16th Gala literature states about the program,   “It recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation, and to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the Nation’s technological workforce.  The Medal also seeks to inspire future generations of Americans to prepare for and pursue tehnical careers to keep America at the forefront of global technology and economic leadership.”

Congratulations, Dr. Harry Coover, from all of your fans at Super Glue Corporation!