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Breakthrough – Mobile bedside 3D bioprinter can print skin to heal wounds

Breakthrough - Mobile bedside 3D bioprinter can print skin to heal wounds

Written by David

March 2, 2019

In a breakthrough, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have created a mobile skin 3D bioprinting system that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. The team, which published their findings in Scientific Reports on Feb. 12, discovered that this type of treatment, which would use a patient’s own cells to “print” new skin, helping in the healing of large wounds or burns. Better yet, it is mobile which means it can be wheeled right to the bedside to treat wounds. A close up view of the skin bioprinter nozzle. CREDIT: WFIRM “The unique aspect of this technology is the mobility of the system and the ability to provide on-site management of extensive wounds by scanning and measuring them in order to deposit the cells directly where they are needed to create skin,” said Sean Murphy, Ph.D., a WFIRM assistant professor who was lead […]

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