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Next-gen sutures inspired by tendons boost healing and deliver drugs

A cross section of the tendon-inspired suture developed at McGill University

While they’ve been around for centuries in various forms and helped heal many a wound in the process, some scientists see a world of possibility when it comes to how sutures might help the human body. A team at McGill University has come up with novel kind of suture that is based on human tendons, which enables it to not only heal wounds more effectively, but possibly even monitor their progress and be loaded with drugs to stave off infection.

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