The development of bioengineered skin

Robert S. Kirsner, Vincent Falanga, William H. Eaglstein

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Driven by the need for donor tissue for patients suffering from extensive burns, alternatives to autologous and cadaver-derived tissue have been under development for the past 20 years. Unilayered and bilayered models representing the skin's epidermal and/or dermal components have been developed using both cells and matrix materials. In addition to their use in patients with extensive burns, trials using these products on refractory and challenge patients with both acute and chronic wounds have led to the commercial availability of some of these products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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