Printer makes human skin for burn patients

Technology can replace cosmetic healing and is seen as biggest breakthrough since antibiotics's invention.

    A new invention could signal a major breakthrough in the way patients with burns injuries are treated.

    A researcher in Canada has developed a three-dimensional prototype printer which will produce human skin from a patient's own cells.

    Doctors say it will revolutionise the process of skin graft operations, and can save the lives of hundreds of burns victims every year.

    And not just skin: the technology may also pave the way for producing entire organs for transplants.  

    Al Jazeera's Danel Lak reports from Toronto.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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