U of T researchers' handheld 3D skin printer helps heal large, severe burns, study finds

U of T researchers' handheld 3D skin printer helps heal large, severe burns, study finds


Publication/Creation Date
February 4 2020
Creators/Contributors
Liz Do (creator)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (contributor)
Richard Cheng (contributor)
Axel Guenther (contributor)
Marc Jeschke (contributor)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description

A handheld 3D skin printer developed by researchers at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

The device, created by a team from U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, covers wounds with a uniform sheet of biomaterial, stripe by stripe. The bio ink dispensed by the roller is composed of mesenchymal stroma cells (MSCs) – stem cells that differentiate into specialized cell types depending on their environment. In this case, the MSC material promotes skin regeneration and reduces scarring.

HCI Platform
Carryables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Skin
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-researchers-handheld-3d-skin-printer-helps-heal-large-severe-burns-study-finds

Date archived
February 10 2020
Last edited
February 10 2020
How to cite this entry
Liz Do. (February 4 2020). "U of T researchers' handheld 3D skin printer helps heal large, severe burns, study finds". University of Toronto News. University Of Toronto. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4277