Burn victims have had to suffer with permanent scars or settle for skin grafting and plastic surgery. Now there is a new form of technology that can aid burn victims in days, not years. It involves the use of a new technology that uses a new “stem cell spray gun.”
This type of technology can also open new jobs in this field of medicine. It will be able to offer new professions in many areas of skin regeneration. It could open a whole new field in skin regeneration. Individuals affected by burns, disease and injury to their skin can get help.
The great part, about this type of technology, is that the only stem cells needed, come from the individual them self. You tube provides a great video of how this new technology works.
Skin has been reproduced before, but not at this rate. Individuals with severe sunburn have always been able to regenerate new skin over time. This process speeds it up in days.
This new type of technology looks like something out of “Star Wars.” However, it has been used and it does work. After it was first discovered that it could work, the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine invested 250 million dollars in the technology. The project was similar to that called “Pixie Dust.” “Pixie Dust” was a pig based powder used for regeneration of skin as well. It could be used quickly in the area of battle for burned troops. Just imagine, a gun that heals instead of killing.
They kept it secret because they were worried about the uproar of stem cell use. Even though the stem cells was from the individual themselves, they believed it would cause an uproar. This type of technology could provide ethical roadblocks.
This type of technology could save lives. Many individuals die from shock and infection. Regenerating skin quickly could reduce the time for infection to set in. Shock would have to be handled quickly as it is with any case of trauma.
Jorg Gerlach is the person responsible for this new technology. He is on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh. He has made it his life’s work in cell regeneration. He has always had a strong belief that the body can heal itself. This technology goes a long way in proving his belief. Stem cells from the victim are sprayed with a gun on to the burned area. Over the matter of a few days, the skin starts to regenerate.
The use of stem cell research has been an area of both liberal and conservative consideration. It appears that technology is advancing faster than human ethics. Regardless of where you stand on stem cell research, this could be a major medical breakthrough.