For the first time in Yakutia patient with burns transplanted biotech skin

© Depositphotos / spotmatikphotoГруппа doctors conducting the operation. Archival photoFor the first time in Yakutia patient with burns transplanted biotech skin© Depositphotos / spotmatikphoto

Human skin after burn injury was first restored in Yakutia with fibroblasts grown in a lab, North-Eastern Federal University, reported on the website of NEFU.

«Scientists of the medical Institute NEFU jointly with the doctors of burn Department of the Republican hospital №2 – tsemp managed to perform a complicated operation to transplant the cellular biotechnology products on an open wound of the patient with burns», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the cells of the skin equivalent are grown in special conditions on the basis of the laboratory of cell technologies and regenerative medicine NEFU and donated for transplantation in the operating unit, the burn unit.

«The technology is based on the use of cultured human skin fibroblasts and production of so-called dermal equivalent. Technology of cultivation of the biomaterial has long been introduced in the world practice, but for Yakutia, this is the first time», – are reported words of the head of the laboratory of cell technologies and regenerative medicine medical clinic NEFU Ivan Troev.

According to the scientist, to grow this biomaterial is easier than the tissue of other human organs. «In this case we have created an innovative material acts as inducers of skin regeneration after injury, e.g., burns, deep frostbite or other destructions of the skin,» notes Troev.

It is clarified that without the participation of fibroblasts in the skin after burns scars are formed and grown in the laboratory, the material contributes to the development of red blood cells, cells of different glands and follicles, growth and regeneration of capillaries and blood vessels.

The project scientists of the Federal University named after M. K. Ammosov was launched in February 2017, with the support of the Ministry of health of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and methodological support of the Institute of surgery named after A.V. Vishnevsky.

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