A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. The team led by Ludwik Leibler (Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and the Team headed by Didier Letourneur from the LVTS (INSERM U1148/Universités Paris Diderot and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. When applied to skin, it closes deep wounds in a few seconds and provides aesthetic, high quality healing. Finally, this solution has s strong potential for delivering drugs and strengthening tissues. This work has just been published on the website of the journal Angewandte Chemie.