3D.FAB, a French additive manufacturing platform, is developing a “living bandage” using 3D bioprinting and direct additive manufacturing. According to the platform’s project “STRESSKIN,” such technologies can be positioned in this field of regenerative and personalized medicine to address this issue. Using a BioAssemblyBot, a 6-axis robotic arm for biofabrication, this material is deposited onto the patient’s skin, forming an autograft that will create new skin in approximately two weeks. This approach is said to overcome other 3D printed skin solutions which have been proven to be too fragile to be sutured.
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