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Engr. 110: Biomedical Engineering Homework 1.) You have been hired by TissueGen Inc. to tissue engineer a skin substitute. Using the design process presented in class, propose a strategy for a skin substitute. Include references for all sources you use (e.g. websites, textbooks, journal articles, etc.). A.) What is the need for skin substitutes? Skin substitutes are necessary in the medical field and can be applied to patients in order to reduce healing times. Skin substitutes could be applied to victims who could have been burned or had amputations as they would reduce healing time. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000E0CDB-00C9-1C5B- B.) What are the functions of skin? Skin functions as a barrier for the body against the elements as well as foreign agents such as bacteria. Skin also helps to regulate body temperature and prevent the loss of essential bodily fluids. http://www.dermatologyinfo.net/english/chapters/chapter02.htm C.) What is the normal biology of skin (i.e., what are the different layers, what cell
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