85877
Bioprinter Applied to Deep Skin Wound Repair
Bioprinter Applied to Deep Skin Wound Repair

Bioprinter Applied to Deep Skin Wound Repair

Bioprinter Applied to Deep Skin Wound Repair

An Iranian-led team of researchers from the University of Toronto have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that can apply layers of skin tissue directly onto patients to cover and heal wounds.
According to the researchers, the printer is an alternative to a conventional skin graft, but does not require healthy skin to be removed from a donor and grafted on to a patient. Instead, the device fits in patient’s hand and can be used like a white-out tape dispenser, rolling out “bio ink” skin tissue directly on the affected areas. It weighs less than two pounds, reported CNET.
The shoebox-sized gadget was built by a team from the University of Toronto, led by Ph.D. student Navid Hakimi under the supervision of associate professor Axel Guenther.
Researchers believe it is the first device that can form skin directly on top of a wound, in two minutes or less.
The gadget has already been tested on rats and pigs. The scientists now plan on expanding the size of coverable wound areas, and hope to eventually begin clinical trials on humans.
Human skin may be the next canvas for 3D printing. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have also used 3D printers to place electronics directly on to people’s skin, and other prototype skin printers already exist.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/MgZ1aA
  1. https://goo.gl/qzW6au
  • https://goo.gl/JqM6sH
  • https://goo.gl/ykRYNT
  • https://goo.gl/Q3m9R3
  • https://goo.gl/wpa66y

You can also read ...

Facebook Lures Google Engineer to Head Its Own Chip Development
Facebook Inc. has sent another signal that it is serious about...
Export Billet Prices Increase on Reduced Availability
Iranian export billet prices increased by $5-10 per ton over...
Forex Rates Jump After Gov’t Stops Cheap Currency Allocation
Foreign exchange rates in the unofficial market registered...
Int’l Airlines’ Presence in Iran Boosted After JCPOA
A total of 51 foreign airlines are now operating in Iran, up...
New MacBook Features Dust-Repelling Keyboard
Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than...
US Confiscates 500 Iranian Bitcoins
The US federal government confiscated at least 500 Bitcoins...
Platform to Promote FATA-IFA Interactions
A new platform has been launched to facilitate interactions...
Copper Concentrate Output Up 11%
Copper concentrate produced by major Iranian copper firms...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus