Handheld 3D Printer Could Be Game Changer in Burn and Trauma Care

March 8, 2020
Plastics Today

A new handheld 3D printer that looks sort of like a packing tape dispenser can apply sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds, and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process, according to researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

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Handheld 3D Bioink Printer for Wound Healing

February 5, 2020

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a handheld 3D printer that can deposit a stem cell-loaded bioink onto wounds, such as burns, to promote tissue healing. The device acts like a paint roller, and a clinician could use it to deposit the biomaterial in even stripes on a wound surface.

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How is Wound Care Benefiting from AI

January 13, 2020
MedTech Outlook

The applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of medicine is making rapid progress. Healthcare providers now have the opportunity to put to use solutions that make use of AI to determine and diagnoses diseases. Be it the identification of rashes and lesions, or the measurement and analysis of wounds, digital solutions backed by AI are redefining wound care capabilities.

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Stretchy Skin-Like Sensor has Potential in Wound Healing and is Wearable

January 9, 2020

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a highly stretchable “skin”-like sensor that can be applied directly to our native skin. The material can measure changes in temperature, strain, and humidity, and can monitor the movement of underlying tissues. The sensor has potential as a wearable health monitor.

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Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

December 29, 2019
3D Print

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring electrospinning techniques in polymeric wound-care.

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Handheld Fluorescence Imaging Device Aids Wound Management

December 16, 2019

A portable fluorescence imaging device enables real time point-of-care (POC) visualization of bacterial presence in wounds, digitally recording images and area measurements. The MolecuLight i:X device aids visualization and quantitative tracking of bacterial contamination, wound healing, and connective tissue remodeling of surgical sites and wounds, by the analysis of intrinsic fluorescence signals resulting from illumination with a violet light.

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