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This Startup Will Give You Thicker Skin — in Bandage Form

The temporary and transparent skin layer that Nanomedic develops is applied without actually touching the damaged skin, and remains in place until it peels off on its own once the patient’s skin is regenerated

Maor Shalom Swisa and Adi Pick 10:0631.05.19
Ever wished you could grow thicker skin?

 

Israeli startup Nanomedic Technologies Ltd. will assist you in spraying on an additional layer of skin — literally, not metaphorically.

 

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Based in Lod, a town in central Israel, Nanomedic develops and manufactures on-the-spot electrospun medical products. The company’s signature product, a nanospun artificial layer of skin, could potentially replace the vast majority of traditional bandages, Claudia M. Barzilay, the company’s vice president of research and development, said in an interview with Calcalist last week.

 


The nanofibrous mat that mimics skin tissue gets sprayed onto wounds and burns from a distance of about 20 centimeters, Barzilay explained. The transient fake skin can be combined with antibacterial creams, antibiotics, cannabinoids, hydrogel, and silicons, depending on the patient’s needs.

 

The temporary and transparent skin layer that Nanomedic generates is applied without actually touching the damaged skin, and peels off on its own once the patient’s skin tissue is regenerated.

The company’s electrospinning device, which has received European approval (CE Mark) and approval from the Israeli Ministry of Health, is currently in use in three hospitals in Israel and six in Europe, according to Barzilay. More than 120 patients have been treated by the company’s technology so far, according to company statements.

 

“Our device and system really transforms the whole concept of wound dressing,” Barzilay said.

 

Nanomedic is a subsidiary of Israel-based medical device company Nicast Ltd.
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