Russian scientists have created a healing “artificial skin”

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Scientists of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS located in Pushchino near Moscow city of science have created a unique fabric for dressing wounds and injuries. This was reported on Monday, April 5, in a release by the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Science of the Moscow region.

“The so-called artificial skin protects the diseased place from mechanical damage and harmful infections, and also creates optimal conditions for cell growth, lets air and water vapor through, so that the wound under such a coating does not dry out or get wet,” the ministry indicated.

According to the release, the development is a tissue in the form of a thin film. When applied to the wound, the tissue cells begin to mix with the patient’s cells, contributing to the production of collagen for healing and scar formation.

An additional function of the invention is to protect the wound from external influences. In addition, the use of the development eliminates the need for dressings because the latex “skin” liner simply detaches after the treatment is completed.