Skin reconstruction

March 1, 2004

Amsterdam - Cell culture techniques have been developed that allow in vitro reconstruction of skin, based on three different techniques developed 25 years ago at MIT in three independent laboratories (those of Howard Green, Ioannis Yannas and Eugene Bell). The use of these techniques has given rise to a variety of tissue substitutes that can serve not only as permanent covering, used in the repair of large skin defects, but also as temporary biological dressings to promote wound healing.