no more stitches

Today’s surgeons may soon seem Medieval.

The nanotech wound closure replaces sutures and staples. Instead of a needle and thread, a patient’s wound would be coated in a dye, then exposed to green light for 2-3 minutes. The dye absorbs the light and catalyzes molecular bonds between the tissue’s collagen.

The laser instantly creates a seal that’s watertight, which prevents inflammation or risk of infection, and speeds up healing.