New Stem Cell Treatment Offers Dramatic Burn-Healing Potential

New Stem Cell Treatment Offers Dramatic Burn-Healing Potential

By John P. Mello Jr.

Jun 13, 2017 5:00 AM PT

A med-tech startup has developed a fast and easy way to treat certain burn wounds with stem cells.

RenovaCare harvests a variety of cells, including stem cells, from a healthy area of skin on a patient. Those cells are then suspended in a water-based solution, which is loaded into the company’s SkinGun and sprayed onto the wound.

“The sprayer allows us to have a generous distribution of cells on the wound,” explained Roger Esteban-Vives, director of cell sciences at RenovaCare.

The procedure takes about 90 minutes.

“It’s gentle, and the skin that regrows feels and functions as the original skin that it replaces,” said RenovaCare CEO Thomas Bold.

RenovaCare’s CellMist method gets a greater yield from its harvest than mesh grafting, a more common way to treat burns. At a maximum, grafting can treat six times the size of its harvest area. CellMist can cover 100 times its harvest area.

“That’s why our skin sample can be so small,” Bold told TechNewsWorld. “Depending on the size of the wounded area, we’re talking about postage-stamp-sized.”

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