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Skin cells to be printed directly onto wounds with new mobile bio printer

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed a device which can print skin cells that would be able to help treat wounds such as burns and diabetic ulcers.  The device is able to scan a location of the body (the wound) which can then send data to a software. As a result, the bio printer can then print cells - created using a combination of the patient’s skin cells and a hydrogel which when mixed creates a printable biomaterial - and administer them directly onto the wound, layer by layer.  “The unique aspect of this technology is the mobility of the system and the ability to provide on-site management of extensive wounds by scanning and measuring them in order to deposit the cells directly where they are needed to create skin,” said

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