Every year, millions of people burn large area of their skin and need hospitalization. Indeed, deep wounds heal badly and develop into large, permanent, disfiguring scars that need follow-up surgeries.
denovoSkin grows human skin in the lab for patients that suffer from skin defects (e.g. burns). Bio-engineers individually customized human skin starting off from a very small piece of patient’s skin. Daniela Marino, Co-Project Leader and Business Developer of this project, explained, that because denovoskin’ skin closely resembles human skin, minimal scarring occurs after surgery. Daniela believes that denovoskin will significantly improve patient quality of life by minimizing scarring, reducing number of follow-up surgeries and hospitalization time and, last but not least, by returning lost self and social confidence.
The film about denovoSkin will be shown on India`s New Delhi Television Limited channel.