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Bioprinted skin heals severe wounds in pigs, humans are next

Published in Bioprinting.

Scientists show a way to bioprint real-like skin in lab settings. In the future, doctors may use the bioprinted skin to treat full-thickness wounds caused by severe skin injuries and burns.

Scientists from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have created a bioprinted skin that functions like natural skin. It can be used to treat wounds, burns, and various other types of skin injuries.

Made from six types of body cells, the bioprinted skin comprises all three layers — hypodermis, epidermis, and dermis- that make up the real human skin.