Tissue markets are a well-kept secret, and when scholars talk about creating markets for body parts, they're usually talking about kidneys, not skin and bone
. The key difference between tissue markets and organ markets is that the former don't have to be created; they are already the primary means by which tissue finds its way from donor to recipient.
Holick is the director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone
Research laboratory and Chief of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes at Boston University Medical Center.
With a view to determining the possibility of repairing burn wounds with a combination of tissue-engineered skin and bone
marrow stem cells, the study established a burn wound model in the skin of pigs, which is known to be anatomically and physiologically similar to human skin.