Temporary Skin Substitute from Non-Antigenic Dextran Hydrogel

  title={Temporary Skin Substitute from Non-Antigenic Dextran Hydrogel},
  author={Paul Y. Wang and Nimet A. Samji},
Accidental injury with loss of skin is considered to be a “neglected disease”, partly because of the superficial nature of damage to the protective layer of the body. Surveys conducted in the U.S. show that such injury is among the principal causes of death in North America between ages 1 and 44 [1]. In the Canadian province of Ontario, there were over 50,000 people suffered loss of skin in 1977 due to trauma (including surgical autograft), disease (e.g., ulceration) or burns from electrical… CONTINUE READING