3D printer that prints ARTIFICIAL SKIN for burn victims undergoes trials

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A device capable of ‘printing’ sheets of artificial skin onto burns has performed strongly in recent trials, bringing it one step closer to use in burn clinics.

The handheld 3D skin printer was developed by engineers at the University in Toronto in 2018. The innovative technology passed a major milestone earlier this month, after the team reported promising results following its latest trial of the device on pigs in the journal of ‘Biofabrication’.

One researcher on the team described the sci fi-looking tool as a “duct tape dispenser” that uses artificial tissue “tape.”

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