Stem Cell Spray Gun to Help Heal Burns

It seems like something out of a movie such as X Men, but this could well be the way that burns are now treated. It is an actual working medical device; a spray gun that uses stem cells to treat burns, and unlike other treatments such as skin grafts which can take weeks, this takes only about an hour!

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This device causes the burn damaged skin to actually re-grow by using a solution made from healthy skin cells of the burnt victim and then actually ‘spraying’ on this mixture to the affected area.

Though you cannot yet walk into a doctor’s office and demand the treatment for yourself, this device has been seen to actually work and has already treated as many as 12 people with burns.

This was a concept that was discussed some years back, and it was suggested that it may be possible to quickly heal open wounds, such as a wound sustained on the battlefield and so on. It was thought that ethical debate and funding problems could derail what could be a path breaking tool for healing.

However, it would seem that this device is closer to being a real option for the general public; and sooner than we may think!

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