living bandage

living bandage

n
(Medicine) a method of treating severe burns or other skin injuries in which cultured cells grown from a sample of the patient's own skin are applied to the wound in order to stimulate new cell growth and avoid problems of graft rejection
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The bacteria, which are harmless to humans, colonize potato wound sites and form a kind of living bandage that keeps the fungus at bay.
The living bandage, which could be supplied in several shapes and sizes, is being investigated by Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.
LIVING bandages made out of a patient's own skin cells could help wounds that don't heal properly.