A team of students from the COMSATS University Islamabad has managed to create artificial skin that is highly cost-effective as opposed to the imported artificial skin. The Rector of the varsity made this announced 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 right now costs around 22 USD per square inch. He added that this development would help revolutionize burn treatments that are happening in Pakistan.
The artificial skin is widely used in Burn and Trauma centers that are spread across the country. It is also used for treating the victims of acid attacks. The COMSATS official also stated that one of the talented students has managed to create a bandage that can cure diabetics.
The Rector further added that the university currently enjoys the 131st position in the region and has more than 400 foreign students. He also said that all of these students are being taught 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.