HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A revolutionary new “skin gun” developed to treat burns could be the latest in a remarkable string of stem-cell breakthroughs poised to change the face of medicine, says Emerging Healthcare Solutions (PinkSheets:EHSI) President and CEO Cindy Morrissey.
On Wednesday, a video excerpt from an upcoming episode of National Geographic Channel’s Explorer surfaced on the Web detailing the work of Dr. Jörg C. Gerlach and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Gerlach has developed a “skin gun” that sprays a burn victim’s own stem cells on to his or her damaged skin. The process is still experimental, but Gerlach says a dozen people have been treated using the procedure. Each patient experienced rapid healing of severe burns in only a few days.
The skin gun looks and works similar to an artist’s airbrush, and sprays a solution of the patient's adult stem cells in water. If clinical trials prove successful, the skin gun could represent an incredible breakthrough in burn treatment, helping to shape the future of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
“With so many new breakthroughs, it’s clear that stem cell therapies will be the future of medicine,” Morrissey said. “The pent-up demand for stem cell treatments ensures that the regenerative medical industry will grow by leaps and bounds for decades to come with innovations that have the power to change lives.”