Artificial skin developed to treat deep wounds

TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – Researchers at Sharif University of Technology have produced artificial skin to be used for treating deep wounds.

Maryam Ashkbus, a researcher of the project on developing artificial skin, told Mehr News correspondant that the skin can be applicable in treating deep wounds especially burn and diabetic wounds.  

For a diabetic patient, every wound is a health concern and requires immediate attention due to poor or delayed healing. As such, the best treatment is prevention, but should the patient fail to prevent it, using artificial skin becomes one of the most significant approaches to treat the wounds.

Ashkbus maintained that the artificial skin has been developed through electrospinning method, and special drugs have been used in the skin which makes it a good environment for the growth of skin cells.

According to her, the current artificial skins available in the market make the wounds infectious and as such, fail to provide a proper environment for skin cells to grow.

Artificial skin is a synthetic substitute for human skin that can dramatically save the lives of severely burned patient.

“Our developed artificial skin provides ideal environment for the growth of skin cells which can ultimately result in the repair of the damaged tissue,” she said.  

She noted that medical and engineering properties have been placed together in order to provide a suitable environment for cell growth, adding “so far we have produced laboratorial samples of the artificial skin and the experiments on animals have yielded desirable results.”

Ashkbus expressed hope that the production of artificial skins in the near future would turn into a big step toward treating deep wounds in patients. 




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