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Medical Gun Sprays Skin Cells On Burns, Heals In Days

Medical Gun Sprays Skin Cells On Burns, Heals In Days
Innovation

The skin gun is a new device that uses stem cells to treat a burn victim more effectively.

Naresh Kumar
  • 3 february 2011

This looks straight out of a sci-fi flick, but thanks to the scientists working on it, the skin-gun is now a real, functional medical device. The gadget uses a mix of the burn victim’s stem cells from healthy part of their skin and a special solution as its paint and literally sprays skin cells onto the injured part to re-grow the skin. Unlike conventional methods such as skin grafting that takes much longer time to heal, the skin gun, which has been successfully tested on burn victims, heals in days.

Here’s a video covering this wonder medical device:



National Geographic

[via Gizmodo]

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