This article was originally published in Start Up
When the healing process for chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers stalls, something must be done to prevent infection and amputation. Out of Denmark, Reapplix APS has a bedside device for creating a three-layered biological patch out of a patient's own blood, without additives, and within 20 minutes.
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