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]

Rough Surfaced Implants Promote Blood Vessel Formation

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nano patterned bone implants vascularization
University of Toronto engineers don’t know why bone formation and blood vessel grow proceed faster with [MORE]

Remote Controlled Surgical Devices in the Planning

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetic activators
MIT researchers have created a magnetic ink and used it to 3-D print a surgical tool prototype that can [MORE]

Cell Sized Injectable Sensing Robots

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT nanomachines
MIT engineers are building some extremely small electronic devices, with the idea of putting billions of them in the [MORE]

Printing Bone Implants of PEKK

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printer of PEKK implants
Just as dentists can now 3-D print teeth in practices, independent surgical centers may soon begin [MORE]

The First MRI-Guided Neurosurgical Robot

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot prototype operating within MRI environment
Metal objects used in surgeries are incompatible with the magnetic field of MRI imaging. To work [MORE]

Nanobots for Treating MRSA

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanobots grab MRSA bacteria
Using gold nanowires coated with platelets and red blood cells, bioengineers at the University of California in [MORE]

Smart Thread for Wearables

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

EPFL researchers develop a smart thread
Quoting directly: “At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread [MORE]

Anti-Viral Surgical Masks

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Face mask
Pictures from the Great Influenza at the end of World War I show groups of people wearing surgical masks [MORE]

Engineered Bone Marrow

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Atificial bone marrow cells
In order to study abnormalities in born marrow—leading to leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, Swiss researchers in [MORE]

Bacterial Cellulose for Artificial Tissues?

June 5, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bacterial Cellulose Bio-fabrication as Ear
“BC [bacterial cellulose], one of the purest forms of nanocellulose, is produced at the interface between [MORE]

Harvard’s Artificial Eye Technology

May 15, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Eye and Muscle Technology
Quoting directly: “Harvard has reported a breakthrough flat artificial eye just 30 microns in depth which [MORE]

Sandia’s Nanoparticle Material for Theranostics

May 15, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sandia Theranostics
Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed rare-earth “metal-organic framework” materials that have unusual properties such as different color fluorescence, [MORE]