View Full Version : The Skin Gun

02-02-2011, 06:05 PM
Details are lacking but I think this has HUGE potential.


From the article...

Dr. Jörg Gerlach at teh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (University of Pittsburgh) has developed a "skin gun", which sprays stem cells harvested from a burn victim which are redeployed to speed up the healing process. The effect is dramatic: serious burns are healed in days instead of months.

The skin gun looks sort of like an airbrush, or maybe something that the medical droid in <em>Empire Strikes Back</em> would use. The patient's skin stem cells are held in a water solution. The turnaround time from biopsy to cell prep to spray-on: an hour and a half.

Many victims of severe burns die not from the burns themselves, but from infections that take hold during the healing process. Reducing the healing time in turn reduces the risk and rate of infection.

Mountain Man
02-04-2011, 08:50 PM
Wow, that's amazing!.. And that doc's got some nice hair! Why can't they spray that on?