The role of quality control in a skin bank: tissue viability determination.

@article{Alotto2002TheRO,
  title={The role of quality control in a skin bank: tissue viability determination.},
  author={Daniela Alotto and Silvia Ariotti and Silvia Graziano and R. Verrua and Maurizio Stella and Gilberto Magliacani and Carlotta Castagnoli},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={3-10}
}
New surgical procedures requiring viable skin have increased rapidly over the last few years. The cell viability assessment in allograft skin is a major step forward in burn treatment, since it is well-known that taking is correlated with grafted tissue viability. Various methods, both qualitative and quantitative, are currently used. Although qualitative assays (histomorphology, immunocytochemistry) are routinely performed in our laboratory, there arose a need to set up a standardised… CONTINUE READING

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