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'Spray-on skin' can help leg ulcers

3rd August 2012

Researchers say that “spray-on-skin” could help healing of painful and long-lasting wounds.

The spray coats a wound with a layer of skin cells and was tested on 228 people with leg ulcers. The findings, published in the Lancet, showed that ulcers treated with the spray were more likely to heal and did so more quickly. With wound care a major cost to health systems, the researchers say the technique could also prove cost effective. The spray has been developed by Healthpoint Biotherapeutics in the US, which also funded the research.

 

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