You read that right, NASA has partnered with GRoK Technologies to build a device called BioReplicates, which creates 3D human tissues in a manner similar to how the dermal regenerator works in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In other words, this device can be used to almost instantly heal minor injuries like cuts or burns to the skin by regenerating cells quickly. Continue reading for an animated image from Star Trek showing how it might work.

The Daily Mail says that this device “will increase the ‘safety, efficacy and toxicity’ of current tests and add ‘greater accuracy, reliability and cost-efficiency.'” NASA also added that the technology could help reduce animal testing, too.