Invention Library

HealSuture: A Suture That Deposits a Tissue Regenerative Medicine to Prevent Scarring During Surgical Wound Healing

HealSuture is conceptualized in two forms for different surgical uses. The first is a dissolvable polylactic acid (PLA)-based suture infused with the active compound. The second is a compound-coated silk suture with similar properties. In essence, these sutures locally re-activate a latent fetal program of stem cell-based regenerative healing that avoids fibrotic deposition (scar tissue).