Dermagraft-TC is an artifical skin created from harvested foreskins from infant circumcision. It is made and sold by Advanced Tissue Sciences (ATS), which is a corporation based in La Jolla, CA. Dermagraft-TC is FDA approved, and it sells for about $3,000 per square foot; one foreskin contains enough genetic material to grow 250,000 square feet of skin.
Dermagraft-TC: Overview, Advanced Biohealing, Inc.. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
Dermagraft is manufactured from human fibroblast cells derived from newborn foreskin tissue.
Dermagraft-TC, MediLexicon. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
...fibroblast-derived temporary skin substitute for the treatment of partial-thickness burns that has been approved for marketing by the FDA.
- (28 March 2007)."Advanced Tissue Sciences' temporary wound covering Dermagraft-TC approved for marketing by FDA", Transplant News. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
...the Food and Drug Administration has approved Dermagraft-TC for marketing, making it the first human fibroblast-derived temporary skin substitute to be approved.
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