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Kazakh scientists transplant cow skin on human

12 december 2014, 18:26
During the transplantation © ktk.kz
During the transplantation © ktk.kz

Scientists from Kazakhstan have found a way to transplant cow skin to a human, Tengrinews reports citing KTK TV Channel.

The staff of the Scientific Center on Oncology and Transplantation presented their innovative development "xenograft" in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital.

Wounds heal much faster when treated with the biological dressing of Kazakhstani production, according to the developers of the technology. It can be used to treat burns and various skin defects.

The domestic technology has already passed all the laboratory and clinical trials. It remains to be approved by the Ministry of Health before entering mass production. According to the developers, their novelty can easily compete with foreign skin treatment techniques.

"Xenogeneic transplants are relatively easy to recover, they can be produced in large quantities, and they do not raise controversy around ethical issues. Therefore, xenogeneic transplantation has a bright future," Dr. Kabylbekov Abugaliyev, PhD, said.

Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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