Dressing ‘revolution’ seeks artificial skin for burn victims

Far from the humble sticking plaster, medical firms and researchers are seeking to create the “ultimate dressing” — artificial skin they hope will revolutionize the treatment of severe burns.

For the last 18 months, researchers from the French firm Urgo have been working toward achieving this Holy Grail of wound treatment, which would save serious burn victims from the painful and repeated skin grafts they currently endure.

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The €100 million ($106 million) “Genesis” project hopes to have a product ready by 2030.

Source: The Japan Times