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08 Apr 2010 10:41


Tech: Bioprinting: It’s an inkjet printer for skin cells, burn victims!

  • We literally print the cells directly onto the wound. We can put specific cells where they need to go.
  • Wake Forest University student Kyle Binder • On a skin-grafting alternative device which he helped design. The thing works just like a inkjet printer for skin, spraying skin cells onto places that need them. It’s only been tested on mice so far, but bioprinting offers a lot of potential as a replacement for skin grafts, in part because the cells used are so young that they properly grow back into the skin. Mice were first, but pigs (who have similar skin to humans) are next. source