Skin Gun HealsBurns In 90 Minutes, 200x Faster Than Anything Prior
Back in 1992, Fiona Wood and Marie Stoner, a medical researcher, developed a groundbreaking new i...
Back in 1992, Fiona Wood and Marie Stoner, a medical researcher, developed a groundbreaking new implement of medical science. Called ReCell, the spray-on skin aimed to revolutionize the healing process for damaged human skin.
Then, in 2002, a bittersweet disaster enthralled the nation. Terrorist attacks in Bali, Indonesia left hundreds of people with devastatingburns. Survivors of the onslaught sustained burns on as much as 92% of their bodies.
As head of the burn unit at Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia, Wood and her medical staff treated the surviving Bali victims with their revolutionary ReCell product. In just under a week, they successfully treated an astonishing 22 patients. Had they used traditional skin grafts or cultured skin cell sheets, the healing process would have been far slower, and they would have treated far fewer patients during that time.
When the media learned of the new product, a medical star was born.
The unprecedented healing begins as an autologous process, during which surgeons harvest skin from a small, nearby area of the patient's own body. The harvested skin must contain keratinocytes, fibroblasts and melanocytes to produce healing, structure, and color respectively. The ReCell kit processes the sample, mixing it with a liquid enzyme. From there, the surgeon sprays the solution onto the wound and the donor site, and the skin heals on its own.
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