Utah firm regenerates skin, hair in pigs, in future in humans

Pigs can grow human organs

A small U.S. biotech has successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions, paving the way for a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the regeneration of fully functional human skin.

PolarityTE’s founder and CEO Denver Lough said: “If clinically successful, the PolarityTE platform could deliver the first scientific breakthrough in wound healing and reconstructive surgery in nearly half a century,”

The technology also has the potential to develop fully-functional tissues, including bone, muscle, cartilage and the liver.

PolarityTE will test theirĀ invention on human skin by the end of the year, and this therapy should be found on the market 12 to 18 months later, emphasizes Lough.

 

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