Could stitches be a thing of the past?
A research team from ASU recently demonstrated the ability to repair wounds on animals using a laser and special laser activated nanomaterial. Early demonstrations show the new approach producing a leak proof seal that takes less time to form than it does using traditional suturing techniques.
The material is made with gold nanorods embedded into a special type of purified silk. When the laser is introduced to the material, the heat generated causes the silk to bond with the skin creating a seal 7 times stronger that traditional stitches.
"Researchers have created two distinct types of this nanomaterial. One is water-resistant, for use in areas in which more liquid is present, as with the intestine. The other formulation involves mixing the laser-activated nanosealant with water. This allows for application on superficial skin wounds." (Reinke, 2018)
While it has not yet been tried on humans, it has been successful in treating soft-tissue wounds in animals.
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Reinke, Jeff. “Lasers Could Replace Stitches for Wound Treatment.” Thomas Insights - U.S. Manufacturing and Industrial News, Thomasnet, 21 Nov. 2018, news.thomasnet.com/featured/lasers-could-replace-stitches-for-wound-treatment/.