A group of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Toronto have developed a compact and innovative skin printer that makes it possible to essentially print skin directly onto wounds in order to speed up healing processes.
This skin printer essentially prints and applies sheets of tissue that are infused with a special ink that is composed of a variety of biological substances including skin cells and healing proteins.
The gadget weighs in at less than a kilogram and is designed to be incredibly easy to use and transport. What's more, it can also be used without having to go through laborious and time-consuming washing processes, making this a device that could easily be rolled out in a wide variety of clinical settings in order to improve patient outcomes.
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