Increased Hydrogel Versatility for Gene Editing

March 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sequence-directed gel degradation
MIT bioengineers have “created a system for making DNA-containing gels that are capable of responding to nearly any [MORE]

Wound Dressings of “Cell Sheets”

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tailored cell sheet engineering
For surgeries in spatially complex sites such as the middle ear and small intestine, tissue engineers at [MORE]

Injectable Hydrogel to Repair Heart Damage

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac tissue repair with injected gel
“Ventrix, a spin-off company of the University of California San Diego, has developed a special [MORE]

Light, Hydrogel and OsciBots

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-pushed robot
Here’s an update on “Fantastic Voyage.”  “Engineers at University of Los Angles have come up with a tiny new [MORE]

Optical Tomography Bioprinting

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Volumetric bioprinting process
Bioprinting today is performed as an additive manufacturing process—layer by layer.  Researchers at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) now show [MORE]

Hydrogel with Tunable Bioactivity

November 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healing gel
“A hydrogel that incorporates billions of bacteriophages forms a material that is self-healing and also offers antibacterial services for [MORE]

A Hydrogel Bandage

November 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harvard hydrogel bandage
Harvard bioengineers report this: “The idea is to create a hydrogel that can cover a wound, help stop [MORE]

Hydrogels with Flexible Electronics

November 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrogels with flexible electronics
“Hydrogel” entered the biomedical lexicon 125 years ago, and its variations now include uses for wound healing, [MORE]

3D Printed Air Sacs Mimic Lungs

September 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed lung air sac
Using technology named “Stereolithographic Apparatus for Tissue Engineering” a Rice University lab has 3D-printed a life-like [MORE]

Luring Stem Cells into Wounds

August 27, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrogel with biomolecules for healing
Specially engineered hydrogels can be loaded with growth factors that attract stem cells for wound healing, [MORE]

Paper Organs, Ready to Grow

August 13, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printing paper organs
Here’s a novel idea: create paper models of organs and tumors, complete with blood vessels, nerves and [MORE]

Soft Tissue Substitutes

July 30, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rabbit fat pad regeneration
Trauma, tumor removal, congenital defects and aging can result in soft tissue loss that require reconstructive surgery.  [MORE]

3D Printing Multivascular Networks with Biocompatible Hydrogels

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Functional vascular functional topologies
This piece from researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and four university labs “. . . [MORE]

Ultrasound Activation of Bone Regeneration

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bone regeneration through ultrasound control of genes
University of Michigan bioengineers have shown a new method for regenerating bone and soft [MORE]