DOE’s Berkeley Lab Creates a 3-D Printed Microfluidics Device

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed all liquid lab on a chip
As described: “When two liquids – one containing nanoscale clay particles, another containing [MORE]

A Patch that Keeps a Broken Heart Beating

July 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart nanoscaffold
“[Brown University] investigators developed computational models of hearts beating and evaluated what kind of biomaterial patch would provide sufficient [MORE]

Smart Bioinks for Tissue Printing

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart bio inks for 3D printed tissue
The idea of printing transplantable tissue has passed from fantasy to reality, and this [MORE]

A Material that Undergoes Metabolism

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA-material that undergoes metabolism
Bioengineers at Cornell University are developing a DNA-based material that can be metabolized—i.e. both grown and be [MORE]

Artificial Ovaries

April 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Emphasizing the choice of the right material, German engineers and materials scientists have electrospun  a mixture of polyepsillon caprolactone and [MORE]

Precision Prosthetics from 3D Printing

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Creating anatomic models
3D scanning and 3D printing are waiting for one more development before moving into clinical grade custom implants [MORE]

Injectable Gel for Cervical Brachytherapy

March 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brachytherapy seeds
Considering the long standing sports rivalry between Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, it might come as a [MORE]

Graphene/Salvia-Hydrogel on the Brain

March 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kizkitza González and team develop new hydrogel for brain implants
Engineers at the University of the Basque Country and the University [MORE]

Monitoring Heart Cells without Disrupting Them

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic device monitors cardiomyocytes
This from Japanese cardio-researchers: “For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor [MORE]

Cambridge University’s “Tubistor” for 3-D Cell Culturing

January 22, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tubistor Constant monitoring of cell culture
Rather than putting electrodes into cell masses to monitor their electrical signaling, University of Cambridge [MORE]

Optical “Waveguides” in Medical Devices

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Waveguide fabrication
This from EPFL engineers in Lausanne, Switzerland: “For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as [MORE]

Post-Surgical Gel Prevents Tumor Recurrence

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Post-surgery healing gel
A collaboration between researchers at UCLA, UNC and two Chinese universities has “developed an in situ formed immunotherapeutic [MORE]

First Programmed Synthetic Tissue

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic prototissue with single beat oscillation
Chemists at the University of Bristol (UK) have created a tissue-like material that can simulate [MORE]

Drug-Dispensing, Color-Changing Contact Lenses

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Color changing drug delivery contact lens
“The prototype dye-free lens was made via a process known as molecular imprinting – this [MORE]