Saturday, July 24, 2010


■N.Z. firm prepares for large-scale production of skin substitute

A New Zealand veterinarian has developed a human tissue substitute for patients with burns and other severe skin damage. Mesynthes CEO Brian Ward derives the material from sheep tissue that has had immunological components removed. The result is a strong, well-tolerated material that promotes blood-vessel growth. Stuff (New Zealand)/Business Day (7/19)