Through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
(AFIRM), a federally funded institution in the United States, teams of scientists are working to develop clinical therapies over the next five years that will focus on five areas: skin regeneration for burn injuries, restoring function to severely traumatized limbs, reconstruction for facial and skull injuries through tissue regeneration, new treatments to prevent rejection of "composite" transplants, such as face and hands, and reconstruction of the genital and urinary organs and lower abdomen.
The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology, the National Cancer Institute, and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
The skin printing project is one of several projects at Wake Forest largely funded by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine institute, which is a branch of the U.S.
The device can fabricate healthy skin in anywhere from minutes to a few hours, depending on the size and type of burn, according to a 2010 report from the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
Avita Medical Ltd (ASX: AVH) has been awarded US$1.45 million (AU$2 million) from the US Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
(AFIRM) to accelerate approval of the company's ReCell Autologous Cell Harvesting device in the US market.
Stem cell therapies for burn repairs, wound healing, facial and limb reconstruction could be developed in five years by university teams for the new Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine