Medical News Today: Can we heal wounds by printing skin?

Printing layers of skin to help treat chronic wounds or burns may be on the horizon, thanks to a newly developed mobile skin bioprinting system … The skin bioprinter at work … Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, NC, have created a bioprinter that uses a person‘s own skin cells to create layers of new skin and apply them directly to the wound … A new paper, which now in the journal Scientific Reports, details the development of this new technology … The procedure involves harvesting major skin cells called dermal fibroblasts and epidermal keratinocytes from a biopsy of a person‘s normal skin tissue … read more