A group of researchers in France is developing faux fur To heal major burns.
For 18 months, a team from the French company’s laboratory Urgo works on making this innovation; This allows severe burns to heal without resorting to painful skin grafts like many do now.
This is the “Genesis” project, born in the nearby town of Chenov. diein the past France.
Likewise, many public and private health workers participate in this project with a budget of 100 million euros; ($106 million) which is needed Finish in 2030.
Scientists say recreating skin won’t be easy
“You should be able to recreate all the functionalities of the skin”, such as protection from external threats or thermal regulation; explains Guirec Le Luce, president of the medical branch of Urgo, a family business created in 1880.
In the lab, they keep live cells cool before growing them.
« Are we able to visualize artificial skin in the laboratory? No one in the world has achieved this so far»; says the leader without revealing the technology used or the type of cells used.
The industrial part should also be considered becausee This treatment “should be available to all and at a good cost”, It’s a “crazy” project, he says.
Argo has long experience in the treatment of chronic wounds, for example diabetic foot or foot ulcers.
And “since the 2000s, we have been working with materials that will heal healing failures: the dressing has become intelligent, interactive with the wound, allowing it to be effective,” Urgo’s research director Laurent Appert says.