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Biomedical materials

A restorative synthetic skin

Synthetic elastomers designed to mimic the functional properties of human skin show potential applications in cosmetics, topical drug delivery and wound dressings.

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Figure 1: Human trials of 'second skin' functional performance.
Figure 2: Enhanced skin barrier function and sustained skin hydration for subjects with dry skin.


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Rogers, J., Balooch, G. A restorative synthetic skin. Nature Mater 15, 828–829 (2016).

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