Skin culture laboratory. View of a researcher, wearing protective clothing, working in a laboratory producing artificial skin culture. The researcher has a petri-dish culture of artificial human skin. At right and left, flasks are seen that contain liquid culture medium. Human skin is made up of two layers: a tough outer coating, the epidermis; and an inner layer of connective tissue, the dermis. Skin can be cultured by "seeding" epidermal cells onto a small sample of human dermis tissue. Synthetic skin's uses include treatment of severe burns, and in the testing of drugs & cosmetics. Photographed at the Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France.
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