Handheld bioprinter for treating burns at the point-of-care

Written by Georgi Makin

Researchers from the University of Toronto (ON, Canada) have reported success in trials of a handheld bioprinter for treating serious burns and wounds. A team of scientists from the University of Toronto (ON, Canada) has announced success in trials of a handheld bioprinter, capable of ‘printing’ cells directly onto a serious burn or wound. Previously described on 3DMedNet and presently reported in Biofabrication, the handheld bioprinter is designed to be eventually applied to the treatments of patients with wounds too severe for skin grafts. Skin grafts, where the damaged tissue is removed and replaced with skin taken from another area...

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