A new Skin Gun has been developed by doctors which helps reduce the recovery of burn victims significantly. The new Skin Gun which looks and sounds as though its straight out of a science fiction film, has been developed by Doctor Jörg C. Gerlach uses the patients stem cells to create new skin.
The stems cells are combined with a purple solution that then allows the doctor to spray new skin directly onto a burned area, to start the healing process. Skin created for the traditional skin graft method can take weeks or even months to create but the new system currently under development reduces this to just a few hours.
The new skin gun works on a similar principle to an airbrush providing the Doctor with control and the ability to cover larger area effectively. The skin gun is currently in the development stage at the moment and is being used in trials on selected burn victims.
If you are based in the US you can view the YouTube video here. Unfortunately if you are outside the US the video is blocked by the National Geographic due to copyright laws.
Via SlashgearFiled Under: Technology News