Inkjet-Like Device Prints Skin Cells

Inkjet-Like Device Prints Skin Cells
Design

Scientists have developed a device which sprays new skin cells onto wounds directly to heal them.

Naresh Kumar
  • 19 april 2010

Doctors at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine have designed an inkjet like device that emits new skin cells onto damaged burn tissue. The device contains a tank holding a mixture of harvested skin cells, stem cells and nutrients and a computerized nozzle which first sprays a layer of fibroblast skin cells and then a layer of protective keratinocyte cells.

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