Physicians using bio-skin to heal wounds faster

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:14pm

When a band aid just won't cut it, doctors are using bio-engineered tissue to help heal wounds faster.

Developed from pig intestine or human foreskin, these small squares can often heal stubborn wounds in less time, which makes all the difference for patients in severe pain.

If you zoom in on one of these bio-engineered tissue squares, you'd see what looks like a loofah sponge with a scaffold for new cells to latch on to.

The only catch is that many insurance providers won't cover the treatment unless the wound is over a month old.

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