The surgical suture, or zip fastener is a plastic device that is glued to the body with adhesive tape and looks like an adhesive patch, allowing the skin to breathe. It was designed by Poltava resident Vitali Zapeka from 1992‑2002. This device even stops arterial bleeding quickly, without pus, scars, needles or sutures. Furthermore, no special training is necessary for use. It is most effective for urgent assistance to victims of accidents and global disasters. A surgeon removes the seam and re‑closes the wound after the operation to allow the skin to grow together smoothly and with minimal scarring.

Oleksandr Sanchenko