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Urgo is working on the creation of an artificial skin

2021-04-05T18:10:29.386Z

INFO LE FIGARO - The family business will invest 100 million euros in this project. "Genesis". Behind this code name hides one of Urgo's most ambitious and arguably craziest projects. The family business is giving itself five to ten years to invent an artificial skin, ready to use, which can treat very severe wounds, such as those of severe burns. Its use would avoid having to remove the healthy skin of a patient for grafting it. An often long and painful process that requires se



"Genesis".

Behind this code name hides one of Urgo's most ambitious and arguably craziest projects.

The family business is giving itself five to ten years to invent an artificial skin, ready to use, which can treat very severe wounds, such as those of severe burns.

Its use would avoid having to remove the healthy skin of a patient for grafting it.

An often long and painful process that requires several surgeries.

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The objective is to recreate the functions of elasticity and permeability of the skin,"

explains Guirec Le Lous, president of Urgo Medical, one of the divisions of the group which achieved 660 million euros in turnover. in 2019.

It is a monumental scientific and technological challenge.

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Many companies have taken on this challenge.

Among them, American heavyweights of the medical device but also recognized research laboratories.

Last September, researchers from the Royal Institute

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Source: lefigaro

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