Scars are not skin, you can get scars in almost any part of the body, liver, lungs, skin etc. If the damage is deep enough the organ can not regenerate and the body creates a scar. Dextran hydrogel is a scaffolding that helps the body to create new skin instead of scar tissue.Actually is a kind of ECM that mimics the embryonic skin niche for intact skin regeneration.http://www.jscimedce...tive-2-1007.php
What is your ETA for hydrogel? Do you think that it will come soon? Angiogenic healing sounds crazy, and how can hydrogel facilitate the growth of specialized skin cells onto one area?
Earlier this year they were talking about starting human trials possibly by the end of the year. That is definitely too early given that we've heard nothing from them since they reported about it earlier this year.
They also said that the pig tests should finish by the summer. That could have happened (given the care needed to properly peer review the findings), but it's radio silence about that too.
Nobody knows anything for certain atm. It could be that they are being really careful and being quiet, or some complication emerged, or that it doesn't work -- but they seemed optimistic last time they spoke about it.
I'd say if we're lucky, 2-5 years from now, if at all.