A Human Acellular Vessel (HAV)

July 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Acellular Vessel
Here’s a fascinating new twist on engineered blood vessels.  Researchers at Humacyte, Inc. (Durham, NC), used a biodegradable [MORE]

A Portable 3-D Printer for Wound Repair

July 31, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Portable 3D skin printer
Using a “hand held skin printer that resembles a white-out tape dispenser—except that tape roll is replaced [MORE]

3-D Printed Pigmented Human Skin

March 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printing Skin Pigmentation
Bioengineers in Singapore have used 3-D printing, in a two-step process, to create living, artificial human skin [MORE]

Collagen Ink for 3-D Bioprinting

January 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biopriniting of CMA Scaffolds
Biochemists at Rutgers University have shown how to 3-D print scaffolds for tissue culture and regenerative medicine [MORE]

Electro-Spinning Collagen for Organ Scaffolds

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biological Scaffolds
The process known as electrospinning, whereby a high voltage drives a liquid polymer through a small orifice causing it [MORE]

Synthetic Collagen Fibers for Tissue Scaffolds

January 6, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Working on Synthetic Collagen
Before artificial organs can become a reality, bioengineers have to develop superior scaffolds that will hold the [MORE]

Bone Patches with Synthetic DNA

January 14, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bio=patch for Dental Implants
With aging come both changes in chewing habits and the likelihood of periodontal disease, resulting [MORE]

First Bioengineered Vein Implant in the US

August 27, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered Vein
Last June 5th, surgeons at Duke University Hospital implanted a bioengineered vein into the arm of a [MORE]

Bone Quality Test from Finger Nail Clippings

April 29, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Most patients at risk for osteoporosis have an x-ray assessment (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or DXA) of their bone mineral [MORE]

Building Collagen Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine

March 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

In a process that resembles the manufacture of plywood, bioengineers at Tufts University have used bovine tendon collagen—sliced, stacked [MORE]

Growing Shelf-Stable Blood Vessels

March 22, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic Blood Vessel
It’s a neat trick: seeding smooth muscle cells onto artificial scaffolding in the shape of a blood [MORE]