Inkjet-like Device Sprays Skin Cells Right Over Burns

Inkjet-like Device Sprays Skin Cells Right Over Burns

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skin-burns-spraygun.jpgInspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts.

A laser can take a reading of the wound’s size and shape so that a layer of healing skin cells can be precisely applied, said the team at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

(READ story at Reuters)

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