Spray on Skin
Interview: Rajiv Sood, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine professor of Surgery and burn specialist and Director of the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Wishard Health Services
Spray-on skin: Is it science fiction or advanced technology? While spray-on skin sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, this advanced technology has existed for several years, although it is not yet widely used. Listen to Rajiv Sood, M.D., an Indiana University School of Medicine professor of Surgery and burn specialist and director of the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Wishard Health Services, talk about how spray-on skin can change the lives of burn victims. The technology involves a squirt gun like device that disperses a solution containing the burn victimís healthy skin cells onto the area affected by the burn. Following the application of this solution the stem cells replicate and grow to replace the mutilated and burned skin. Positive effects appear almost instantly and this therapy is capable restoring burned skin in only a few days, depending on the severity of the burn.