There is a new breakthrough in the medical field that is worth it’s weight in gold. The new Skin Gun, also referred to as the “Holy Grail” helps burn victims recover with little to no infection and will have them looking as close to normal in as little as three to four days. It sounds too good to be true, right? Well it’s not, in fact the new skin gun has already had a few very satisfied customers. One is a police officer that was burned very badly on the face, neck and arms by gasoline being tossed on to a bonfire. See the kind of results the peace officer got in just one weekend with the new skin gun.


The Skin-cell Gun works like paint spray gun. It was invented by Professor Joerg Gerlach with the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The concept was first introduced in 2008. When Dr. Gerlach observed a group of men putting down rolls of sod on the new wing of the hospital he works at. Later that day he observed other men spraying down “hydro-mulch” to the new medical facility across the street. And that is where he thought “why can’t I do the same with the skin I grow in the lab?”

Until now burns have usually been treated with skin grafts, which involve taking skin sections from uninjured parts of the patient’s body, or growing sheets of skin artificially, and grafting them over the burns. Grafting can take weeks and/or months to heal, and during that time patients are prone to infections. The later tends to complicate the recovery time and on many occasions the infection causes death. Skin is the body’s first line of defense against pathogens.

Scientists have regenerated skin in laboratories for decades, but this new Skin-Cell-Gun process takes skin spraying to a whole new dimension. This system cuts heal time to days and the technique cuts the death toll and saves patients money. In closing the Skin Gun will need your healthy skin cells of which doctors will harvest in minutes upon arrival at the hospital. Check out the video it is pretty amazing. What do you think?