skin substitute

skin substitute

a material used to cover wounds and burns where extensive areas of skin are missing, to promote healing. Effective skin substitutes are bilaminar, with dermal analogue and epidermal analogue layers, and may be synthetic or manufactured from tissue elements.
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The demand of skin substitutes is increasing at a significant pace on account of rising neuropathy cases among diabetics and improving efficacy of skin substitute products.
The company announced in August that it had signed a cooperative research-and-development agreement with the Army Institute of Surgical Research and Rutgers University to expand development of its skin replacement product--known as engineered skin substitute (ESS)--for victims with deep partial and full-thickness burns.
In August, Shire announced plans to abandon its pursuit of the Dermagraft skin substitute after a clinical trial failed to pan out.
So the cultured skin substitute is going to abolish the skin graft," he added.
Topics include aggregating brain cell cultures for neurotoxicity tests, markers for an in vitro skin substitute, alternatives for absorption testing, and a liposome assay for evaluating the ocular toxicity of chemicals.
Surgeons had to remove the skin from her face and use an artificial skin substitute and grafts from her body.
But staff at a specialist burns centre at the University of California managed to cover her entire body with a skin substitute, called TransCyte.
A skin substitute that encourages cell growth and promotes rapid healing has been applied to help close the wounds left by the separation.
The company says Apligraf differs from Vitrix in that it is an actual cellular skin substitute consisting of living human epidermal cells, called keratinocytes, along with the dermal cells and collagen present in Vitrix.
a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced top-line results from its proof-of-concept clinical trial of StrataGraft([R]), a universal human skin substitute being developed for the treatment of severe burns.
Acellular skin substitute was the largest segment of the tissue engineered skin substitutes market in 2014 and is projected to expand at the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2023.