Pig model to test tissue-engineered skin

Christian Tapking, Daniel Popp, Ludwik Branski

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Tissue engineering of skin is a field with high research activities and major importance for wound healing, especially following burn injuries. Animal models enable to test tissue-engineered skin as well as different types of cells in a realistic setting. Although there are several challenges in working with pigs, it is a good model because of its similarity to the human skin and a comparable wound regeneration. Here, we explain our routinely used methods for using pig models to test tissue-engineered skin in burn injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745



  • Burn injury
  • Pig model
  • Skin graft
  • Tissue engineering
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Tapking, C., Popp, D., & Branski, L. (2019). Pig model to test tissue-engineered skin. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 239-249). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1993). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9473-1_19