Gallery: Skin Cell Spraying Bio Printer Can Heal Burn Victims in Three ...

 

Recently we showcased a 3D printer that creates human body parts ready for transplant, and now our frankenstinean fascination with making body parts has unearthed another amazing device. This new bio-printer sprays skin cells on burn victim’s wounds, promoting healthy recovery. The printer is mounted onto a frame that is wheeled over a patient’s hospital bed. A laser reads the depth and shape of the wound, and with the help of a computer the device sprays a precise layer of skin cells that can heal infection-prone wounds in just three weeks.

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  1. DaCoach December 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Is anyone doing clinical trials with this? How do we find medical facilities who do this? I have a large wound on my ankle that is getting bigger and worse by the week. I’d love to be the first human subject.

    Thanks.

    David J. Snyder
    318-268-7685

  2. eco-panda April 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I thimk this is a wonderful device^^ its less painful and cuts back on the chemical base medicines and huge scares, but i wonder about the side affects ( if there is a side affect…) because this device is basicly spraying on skin. but anyways great job team ^^

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