Spray on Skin Gun Shoots Stem Cells To Heal Your Open Wounds

Spray on Skin Gun Shoots Stem Cells To Heal Your Open Wounds

Because of its use of stem cells, a skin regenerating gun would certainly cause a stir among conservative types–but if you were caught out on a battlefield with a gaping wound, you would be begging for technology like this. That is why the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine invested US$250 million in a project focused on therapies like the famous “Pixie Dust” that can help heal soldiers on the front lines in Iraq. As for the the “skin gun,” it could spray skin-healing stem cells over a wound–helping it heal in a matter of hours.


Given the relatively small amount of funding and the potential ethical roadblocks the military would run into trying to develop a skin gun, my guess is that we probably won’t see a device like this in our local pharmacy anytime soon. But it is interesting to think that it could be possible somewhere down the line. [Pop Sci via io9 via DVICE]