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Tissue engineering of skin


Böttcher-Haberzeth, S; Biedermann, T; Reichmann, E (2010). Tissue engineering of skin. Burns, 36(4):450-460.

Abstract

The engineering of skin substitutes and their application on human patients has become a reality. However, cell biologists, biochemists, technical engineers, and surgeons are still struggling with the generation of complex skin substitutes that can readily be transplanted in large quantities, possibly in only one surgical intervention and without significant scarring. Constructing a dermo-epidermal substitute that rapidly vascularizes, optimally supports a stratifying epidermal graft on a biodegradable matrix, and that can be conveniently handled by the surgeon, is now the ambitious goal. After all, this goal has to be reached coping with strict safety requirements and the harsh rules of the economic market.

Abstract

The engineering of skin substitutes and their application on human patients has become a reality. However, cell biologists, biochemists, technical engineers, and surgeons are still struggling with the generation of complex skin substitutes that can readily be transplanted in large quantities, possibly in only one surgical intervention and without significant scarring. Constructing a dermo-epidermal substitute that rapidly vascularizes, optimally supports a stratifying epidermal graft on a biodegradable matrix, and that can be conveniently handled by the surgeon, is now the ambitious goal. After all, this goal has to be reached coping with strict safety requirements and the harsh rules of the economic market.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:June 2010
Deposited On:26 Jan 2010 09:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:45
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0305-4179
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2009.08.016
PubMed ID:20022702

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