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Device 'prints' new skin directly onto wounds

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In 2018, Canadian scientists unveiled a handheld device that "prints" sheets of artificial skin directly onto the wounds of burn victims.

"The analogy is a duct tape dispenser," researcher Axel Günther told Smithsonian Magazine at the time, "where instead of a roll of tape you have a microdevice that squishes out a piece of tissue tape."

On Tuesday, the team published the promising results of its latest trial of the device on pigs in the journal Biofabrication – putting it one step closer to actual use in burn clinics.

https://www.sciencealert.com/results-are-looking-good-for-a-device-that-prints-new-skin-right-onto-burns

https://futurism.com/neoscope/handheld-device-prints-skin-directly-wounds

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New handheld bioprinter holds promise for treating serious burns

https://ioppublishing.org/news/new-handheld-bioprinter-holds-promise-for-treating-serious-burns/

 

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Jujo-jo

Wow that's really amazing! 

Science has come so far! What else will they think of....:)

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Kittens Are Jerks
6 minutes ago, Jujo-jo said:

Wow that's really amazing! 

Science has come so far! What else will they think of....:)

I agree. It's really quite an outstanding achievement with the potential to help thousands of people.

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Oniomancer

One step closer to being able to build ourselves a Milla Jovovich.

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