Spray-on Skin Gun

Spray-on skin’ developed for burns victims – [telegraph.co.uk]

Doctors have invented a revolutionary skin spray-gun that heals severe burns within days.

The spray-gun which fires stem cells on to the damaged skin has already been used successfully on a dozen patients.

Rather than sheets of skin being laboriously grown over a period of a month and applied to the patient, stem cells are harvested from a small patch of healthy skin, put into a solution and sprayed back on to the affected area.

The process takes only 90 minutes, said Dr Jörg Gerlach, of the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. And burns can heal in as little as four days.

The Skin Gun – [youtube.com]

A simple idea backed by stem cell research allows victims of severe burns to heal in merely days.

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