Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: Device that Heals Burn Wound by Spraying Skin Cells Onto It


If you like this invention you can vote for it hereResearchers from the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, managed to create a device able to spray skin cells right onto a burn wound. Their latest invention heals and protects the wound, serving as an alternative to skin transplants.

Before spraying the skin cells, researchers use a laser that accurately analyzes the size and shape of the wound. According to Kyle Binder, one of the students from the research team, the device literally prints the cells straight onto the wound.

In a report presented at the Translational Regenerative Medicine Forum, researchers mentioned that their new system, entitled bioprinting, which works similar to a multicolor office inkjet printer, proved to be successful during the experiments carried out on mice. One of the team members said that burn wounds healed in two weeks.

In order to perform trials on humans, researchers will require approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Currently the team collaborates with U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine to invent a device that would help heal different types of wounds in soldiers that are on missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The second stage of the research involves testing the device on pigs, due to the fact that the structure their skin is close to the structure of human skin. More on the invention is available here.

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8 votes

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39 votes

//9 Aug 02, 2012 02:46 PM | posted by: Marc
good invention i hope i can have this cause im always close to burning houses i hope when im burned i can just use this awesome invention!!:))
40 votes

//8 May 14, 2012 11:10 PM | posted by: pranavesh
Wow,sounds grate it is very useful invention thank-you
36 votes

//7 Feb 16, 2012 06:21 PM | posted by: stelamariebastasa
see the changes? how wonderful and fabulous discovery.:-
29 votes

//6 Feb 13, 2012 07:02 PM | posted by: janice
i think every fire truck should have this invention. my dad is a fire fighter and he was burned very badly and doctors could not help him. but beacuse of the briliant minds behind this invention, they can help others,
33 votes

//5 Aug 01, 2011 07:44 AM | posted by: nancy
Absoulately amazing.
38 votes

//4 Mar 27, 2011 01:35 PM | posted by: nahid
Good invention,Can be use in emergency at burning patient
41 votes

//3 Jan 31, 2011 09:08 PM | posted by: shelby norman
sounds awesome to me!!!!!!
34 votes

//2 Dec 14, 2010 07:11 AM | posted by: linda duong
this must be a great spray!!!
43 votes

//1 May 09, 2010 04:14 PM | posted by: karan
thank you for this new invention i accept that this could be good for patient.

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