Skin Cell Gun

skin gun

The skin cell gun, also known as the skin gun or SkinGun, is a device that sprays a persons own stem cells to treat burns and other wounds. The skin gun is used along with a technique that isolates adult stem cells from a small stamp-sized area of the patient’s own skin for application to the wound bed, where they differentiate into normal skin. This treatment can replace conventional methods of treating severe wounds, such as skin grafting. Studies show that injured skin tissue regenerates after skin gun treatment significantly faster than after traditional treatment methods. [1] [2] [3]

The skin gun, along with related cell isolation methodologies, were acquired by RenovaCare, Inc. in 2013.[4] The company continues to develop the technology and treatment protocol for commercial distribution, under the brand names SkinGun and CellMist System respectively. RenovaCare is also exploring opportunities to apply its SkinGun treatments to additional indications, including chronic wounds, pigmentation disorders, and cosmetic applications. [5] 

To find out more about regenerative wound care, take a wound care certification course and become wound care certified!

Resources

  1.  Hartmann B., et al. Sprayed cultured epithelial autografts for deep dermal burns of the face and neck. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Jan;58(1):70-3. (link retrieved Feb 4, 2015)
  2. Jump up to: a b Gerlach, J. C. et al. Method for autologous single skin cell isolation for regenerative cell spray transplantation with non-cultured cells. Int J Artif Organs 2011; 34(3): 271 – 279 (link retrieved Feb 4, 2015)
  3. Jump up to: a b c d Gerlach, J. C. et al. Autologous skin cell spray-transplantation for a deep dermal burn patient in an ambulant treatment room setting. Burns 37, e19-e23 (2011) (link retrieved Feb 4, 2015)
  4. Jump up ^ RenovaCare, Inc. (formerly Janus Resources, Inc.) SEC form 8-K/A filed on November 21, 2013.. (link retrieved Feb 4, 2015)
  5. Jump up ^ RenovaCare, Inc. Website Technology Q&A (link retrieved Feb 4, 2015)

12 Comments

  1. Hey Laurie,

    My mother has had open wounds on her feet for several years now. We have been to several wound specialist without any success. I don’t think they had access to this treatment at the time though. Is there anyone who you could put me in contact with or any wound centers I could call and speak with about this or a newer treatment? Thanks and have a wonderful night.

  2. it really looks amazing , but where can we get that kind of treatment >?!! I got a wound with no skin of a size of a dollar coin where used to have a old skin graft before but due to infection came off !!

    1. Hi Steve! Thanks for your inquiry – We suggest contacting RenovaCare to get an accurate estimate. We hope you enjoyed our content about wound care management.

    1. Summar,

      Thanks for your inquiry – We suggest contacting RenovaCare to get an accurate estimate. We hope you enjoyed our content about wound care management.

  3. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A CHRONIC WOUND FOR 1 1/2 YEARS WITH NO REAL PROGRESS. THE WOUND IS NEAR AN OLD BURN SCAR BUT JUST NOT HEALING. NO DIABETES, BLOOD FLOW OKAY, ETC. I HAVE BEEN WARNED ABOUT AN AUTOGRAFT AS IT MAY COVER AN AREA WITH INFECTION. THE SKIN GUN SEEMS TO BE A SOLUTION. AT THIS POINT, I AM WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING, BUT DON’T WANT TO LOSE MY FOOT. THE AREA IS JUST ABOVE MY ANKLE AND NOT HEALING! PLEASE, SOME ANSWERS!! I WILL TRAVEL WHERE I HAVE TO. MARK 727-460-3852. WHERE TO GO? WHO TO CALL? I WAS BURNED AT 15, NOW 69! THE AREA IS CLOSE TO OLD BURN AREAS AND AROUND 1 INCH IN CIRCUMFERENCE. HELP!! HELP!!

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