The first artificial skin was born, produced by MIT in Boston, a second skin, designed for all those who suffer from pathologies or disorders related to skin such as eczema or psoriasis. It is a very thin material, to be applied on the affected part as you would with any other cream or gel, completely transparent.
The skin protects for the whole day, and thanks to its special composition it can resist mechanical stress, expanding the covered surface up to 250% (human skin reaches 180%) without tears or internal breakages, to then return to the original shape. Initially the project developed on the previous one Strateris, a cosmetic product to mask aesthetic imperfections, especially those caused by aging. Now, however, we think above all about health: the artificial skin, in fact, blocks the passage of moisture that causes skin discomfort.
The timing for the debut on the market is not yet known, nor a set price. We can only make a comparison with Strateris, of which a month of applications costs about $ 500.