Currently, physicians remove burned skin and discard it. They add a collagen dressing to the burned site, and hope the new skin regrows before the patient gets a fatal infection
The technique could lead to new medical treatments for wound healing and direct printing of grafts for skin disorders
Mouse study shows the composition of microbes on the body influences the immune response against transplanted tissue
When people become severely burned, there are limited options available to repair the skin and tissue that have been affected. People must undergo painful and tedious surgery and skin transplants to repair the damaged skin and tissues. Stratatech Corp., a Madison, WI based company, has been focused on creating new treatment options for severe burns and recently developed new human skin tissue called StrataGraft that was used to heal severe burn wounds in 30 patients during a recent clinical trial.
Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source shows why skin is resistant to tearing.
Pushing the boundaries of regenerative medicine, Howard Green helped save two young burn victims in the summer of '83.