Spider-Man-style medical gun spins out ‘skin substitute’ for burns

Israeli firm claims device allows patients to move freely and does away with painful dressings

Doctors in Europe, India and Israel have begun using a medical gun that spins out a protective web to cover burns and wounds, hoping the breathable “skin substitute” will help patients recover without the need for painful bandage changes.

Nanomedic, an Israeli company that designed the Spincare system, claims its device gives patients increased mobility – often essential for burn rehabilitation – and even the ability to shower, a process that can be difficult with traditional bandages. The translucent layer it produces allows medics to examine the wound without touching it, the firm says.

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