May 25, 2015

How 3D printing could revolutionize burn treatment

TORONTO - Dr. Marc Jeschke, the head of one of Canada's largest burn treatment centers, had to admit the 3D skin printer in his hands didn't look revolutionary.

"I actually find it kind of fish-tanky," he told CBS News, laughing. But this boxy prototype could change the way burns are treated, from current skin grafting methods Jeschke calls "barbaric" to a process his team believes will be faster, cheaper and easier on the patient, with an end result -- functional human skin -- promising to be just like the real thing.

Read more... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-3d-printing-could-revolutionize-burn-treatment/

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