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Handheld skin printer could help heal burn victims

07-May-2018

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Handheld device deposits skin directly onto patients' wounds.

Rolls out protein-based biomaterials like collagen and fibrin.

Weighing just two pounds it's feasible to use during surgery.

Can be used instead of a regular skin graft.

Plant to increase printer width before human testing.

Developed by University of Toronto researchers.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Toronto.

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Public research university located in Toronto