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3D bioprinted BioMask could quickly heal facial skin wounds

3D bioprinted BioMask could quickly heal facial skin wounds

Written by David

February 15, 2019

A study out of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) confirmed the efficacy of a 3D printed BioMask for treating facial wounds. Facial burns and wounds present medical trauma experts with serious challenges. The unique arrangement of muscles, tendons, and bones in our faces makes us all look different from one another and that same arrangement is also why it’s impossible to make a one-size-fits-all facial wound solution. Available grafting techniques and skin substitutes have several problems, including rejection, infections, and scarring, and grafting isn’t even always an option because it creates a secondary wound that could destabilize patients who are in critical condition. The 3D printed BioMask could be shaped perfectly to a patient’s face and include their own skin cells, which would assist and accelerate the regenerative process. After generating models from CT scans, the team led by associate professor of regenerative medicine at WFIRM […]

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