Intestinal Organoids

November 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Next generation organoids
Intestines have the highest cell turnover in the body.  But could lab-grown intestinal organoids mimic that behavior?  The [MORE]

Using Green Light and pH to Bond Molecules

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Forging bonds with green light
“Queensland University of Technology researchers have created a new molecular coupling tool employing both green light [MORE]

New Hydrogel Sticks to Tissue Scaffolds and Soft Machines

October 13, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Polymerization and binding hydrogels to surfaces
Physicists and engineers at the University of Sydney report “a versatile strategy to develop mechanically [MORE]

3D Printed Smart Pill for Analyzing Gut Microbiome

October 6, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart capsule analyzes gut bacteria
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a 3D printed capsule that samples GI tract microbes and [MORE]

Laser Printed Blood Vessels

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood vessels 3D printed with sugar
Imagine a 3D filigree submerges in a mixture of cells and hydrogel.  The filigree is [MORE]

3D Printing of Bioactive Devices

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed hyperelastic bone
It’s a good thing a picture is worth a thousand words, as this first piece about 3D [MORE]

Implantable Sensor for Early Detection of Infections

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Subcutaneous sensor detects infections before symptoms
Combining a hydrogel “string” with molecules that can change color and a light-transmitting electronic device, [MORE]

Breaking Down Ingestible Devices

April 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Light trigger breaks down ingestible medical devices
In this piece, MIT engineers “describe the development of a modular and tunable [MORE]

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]