ReCell® is an innovative treatment that can be used in conjunction with conventional procedures for the healing of burns, and in reconstructive surgery.

ReCell’s® regenerating process promotes healing and minimises scarring 1,2,3,4, using only the patient’s own skin cells.

A small sample of skin is first collected from an area of normal skin. While the clinician prepares the affected area to be treated, the sample is processed using ReCell® to generate a “spray suspension” (or RES™ – Regenerative Epithelial Suspension™) of healthy skin cells. This suspension, containing all the necessary elements 6,7,8,9 10 for the promotion of skin growth and regeneration, 11 is then sprayed by the clinician onto the wound to be treated.

RES™ has been used in thousands of procedures worldwide and offers distinct advantages over conventional grafting methods alone.


Simple. Safe. Effective.

A simple mechanism supported by robust clinical data, and used thousands of times.

Takes just 30 minutes to complete the following simple steps:


Take a small skin sample from a patient


Process on the ReCell™ device


Spray the suspension back onto the wound


Dress the wound and let healing commence


ReCell® offers distinct advantages for the repair of wounds caused by burns
Avita’s ReCell® unique proprietary technology enables a clinician to rapidly treat a patient using just a small sample of their own skin. ReCell® has been used in thousands of surgical procedures worldwide and offers distinct advantages:

  • Well suited for large burns cases and scalds 1, 2,3,12, 13
  • Reduced amount of donor skin harvesting relative to conventional skin graft treatment 1,12,13
  • Reduced hospital stay 4,13
  • Improved healing and less scarring than conventional treatments 1, 3, 12,
  • Superior appearance of regenerated skin compared with skin graft alone for improved quality of life 1,2,4,14
  • Reduced need for reconstructive  procedures and scar management 4, 13

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  2. Gravante G, Di Fede MC, Araco A, Grimaldi M, De Angelis B, Arpino A, Cervelli V, Montone A. A randomized trial comparing ReCell® system of epidermal cells delivery versus classic skin grafts for the treatment of deep partial thickness burns. Burns 2007; 33:966-972.
  3. Wood F, Martin L, Lewis D, Rawlins J, McWilliams T, Burrow S, Rea S. A prospective randomized clinical pilot study to compare the effectiveness of Biobrane® synthetic wound dressing, with or without autologous cell suspension, to the local standard treatment regimen in paediatric scald injuries. Burns 2012; 38:830-839
  4. Foster K, Richey K, Pressman M, Caruso D. Compassionate use of ReCell® and meshed autografts in three patients with extensive burn injury. Presented at: The 47th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association; 2015 Apr 21-24; Chicago, USA
  5. Wood FM, Giles N, Stevenson A, Rea S, ZFear M. Characterisation of the cell suspension harvested from the dermal epidermal junction using a ReCell® kit. Burns 2012; 38:44-51
  6. Singer AJ, Clark RAF. Cutaneous wound healing. New England Journal of Medicine 1999;341(10):738-746.
  7. Green H, Rheinwald JG, Sun T. Properties of an epithelial cell type in culture: the epidermal keratinocyte and its dependence on products of the fibroblast. Progress in Clinical and Biological research, 1977; 17:493-500.
  8. Rheinwald JG, Green H. Serial cultivation of strains of human epidermal keratinocytes: the formation of keratinizing colonies from single cells. Cell 1975; 6(3):331-343
  9. Pastar I, Stojadinovic O, Yin NC, Ramirez H, Nusbaum AG, Sawaya A, Patel SB, Khalid L, Isseroff RR, Tomic-Canic M. Epithelialization in wound healing: A comprehensive review. Advances in Wound Care 2014; 3(7):445-464
  10. Dunnill, C. and Georgopoulos, N. Personal communication 2016 University of Huddersfield
  11. Gilmore MA. Phases of wound healing. Dimens Oncol Nurs. 1991. 5(3):32-4
  12. Dunne JA, Rawlins JM. Early paediatric scald surgery – a cost effective dermal preserving surgical protocol for all childhood scalds. Burns 2014; 40:772-783.
  13. Holmes JH. Compassionate use of ReCell in a massive burn injury. Presented at: The 17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries; 2014 Oct 12-16; Sydney, Australia
  14. Sood, R, Roggy D, Zieger M, Nazim M, Hartman B, Gibbs J. A comparative study of spray keratinocytes and autologous meshed split-thickness skin graft in the treatment of acute burn injuries. Wounds. 2015;27(2):31-40