A group of students from the COMSATS University Islamabad has achieved to produce artificial skin that is highly cost-effective to the imported artificial skin. The Rector of the varsity made this published while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology.
He said, ‘Our students have carried a successful experiment of preparing super-cheap artificial skin that will cost just 22 cents per square inch.’ He further explained that the skin that is being imported from the US and it costs around 22 USD per square inch. He added that this improvement would help revolutionize burn treatments that are occurring in Pakistan.
The artificial skin is generally used in Burn and Trauma centers that are scattered across the country. It is also used for healing the victims of acid attacks. The COMSATS official also stated that one of the gifted students has achieved to produce a bandage that can cure diabetics.
The Rector further said that the university currently holds 131st position in the region and has more than 400 foreign students. He also said that all of these students are being trained by local teachers. He said, ‘We have over 400 international students but no foreign teacher in our faculty.’ The committee was being chaired by Senator Mushtaq Ghani, who congratulated COMSATS officials for achieving these feats.