In Indianapolis, United States, a new nano chip able to converting skin tissue to biological tissue, especially in blood vessels and cells, has emerged. This new technology was developed by researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine. It could be available very soon, as it is now going into industrial production.
The technology behind this feat is named “Nano tissue transfection”. It’s a technique based on electroporation, making it possible to deliver shipments of genes and drugs on a nanometric scale. The process is done by means of a slight electric shock, completely harmless to the organism.
An animal experiment has healed an injured paw by converting skin tissue into blood vessels. The technology is being tested to expand its applications to brain cells with the aim ofhelp stroke victims.
Who deserves the credit?
Chandan Sen, the lead author of the research, is director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, associate vice president for research, and professor at the IU School of Medicine. He also heads the scientific pillar of Regenerative Medicine and Engineering at the Precision Health Initiative UI.
He said in one of his publications that the method could “ change the function of living parts of the body “. He explained that this technology could be used in various fields. So, if, for example, we could repair flattened vessels following an accident. The patient will see his skin tissue transformed into blood vessels, which can be beneficial in some cases.
What future for the nano chip?
Sen also presented the outlook for the production of the nano chip. Engineers have delivered the details of how the device was made. This one would be available soon pretty much everywhere in the world.
“The nano-chip fabrication process typically takes five to six days, and with the help of this report, the process can be performed by anyone skilled in the art. “
Once validated by the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration), the device can be used in a medical environment for save lives in the emergencies and army hospitals.