It's not unusual for science fiction concepts to influence real world science and technology. It's well known and documented that the writers of Star Trek in particular have had an enormous impact on the world; the latest example of this is the Star Trek Padd, a conceptual forerunner of Apple's iPad. It's far less common for Star Wars to predict working technologies since so much of the technology in those worlds resembles magic more than science.
That's all changed now with Nexagon, a sort of gene therapy gel with the consistency of tooth-paste that accelerates the natural healing process to roughly 6 times the normal rate. It bears a striking resemblance to the Star Wars bacta gel, the life-restorative substance Luke Skywalker floated in on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
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