Published in Blood Weekly, September 21st, 2006
"Chronic wounds represent a major problem to our society. Therefore, advanced wound-healing strategies for the treatment of these wounds are expanding into the field of tissue engineering," researchers in the Netherlands report.
S. Gibbs and colleagues at the Free University of Amsterdam conducted a study to "develop a novel tissue-engineered, autologous, full-thickness skin substitute of entirely human origin and to determine its ability to heal chronic wounds.
"Skin substitutes (fully differentiated epidermis on fibroblast-populated human dermis) were constructed...
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