Inspirational Story of the Week: July 6th, 2021
Revolutionary Machine That Grows New Skin for Burn Patients Unveiled
Reprinted from Good News Network website...
A piece of skin the size of a nickel, when placed inside a revolutionary Swiss bioengineering machine, can create a skin graft the size of a manhole cover.
Neither totally real nor totally artificial, the new machine about the size of a coffee table allows skin to be stretched to much greater sizes in an effort to aid in the millions of people who suffer debilitating injury or death from burns.
Taking healthy, undamaged cutaneous skin cells from the victim, the procedure starts by “growing” them in a lab before combining them with hydrogel. The resulting 1mm inch thick skin is about the combined width of our natural skin layers.