Spanish Group Patents An Automatic Suture System for Colon Cancer Operations (2 of 2) (video) FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The new device enables automatic suturing of the large intestine after being sectioned during cancer colon surgery. The novelty is that it allows the use of absorbable suture material instead of metallic staples which are currently used and could cause intestinal stiffness and obstruction. Credit Innotex Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.