ETH Zurich Foundation, Rapid Graft

Rapid Graft

Marcel Gort & Manuel Heckhorn

A one-click device for skin sampling

Non-healing chronic wounds are a major health issue with costs of about 31.7 Billion USD in the US alone. One major cause for such wounds is diabetes, a widespread disease with fast growing incidence rates in western countries. Wounds or defects of the skin can have severe physical and psychological impact on patients. In hard-to-heal wounds an autologous skin transplant is one of the best options to reduce the pain and is often required to successfully close a wound.

Rapid Graft is developing a medical device to cut precise skin grafts quickly and much easier compared to existing techniques. The aim is to enable even non-specialised doctors to cut skin grafts without extensive training and outside of well-equipped operating rooms.

More on Rapid Graft on their website.