Skin Substitutes


💊 Chemical information

Sustitutos de la piel.

💊 Profile

Biological and semisynthetic materials have been developed for use as temporary dressings in burns, ulcers, and other injuries associated with skin loss. The rationale is to prevent fluid and heat loss, to reduce infection, to protect exposed structures, to reduce pain, and to prepare the site for grafting. Denatured porcine and bovine skin, consisting of the dermal and/or epidermal layers, have been used. More recently bioengineered human skin equivalents have been produced which more closely mimic human skin, as well as human, living dermal replacement products.
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💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Kytinon Lamina†; Kytinon Membrana†; Pel Cupron†; S.Afr.: Dermagraft; UK: Dermagraft; Myskin; TransCyte; USA: Apligraf; Dermagraft; Orcel; TransCyte. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Kytinon ABC†; Kytinon ARHI†; Kytinon ATM†.
Published January 16, 2019.