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A Better Way to Make Organic Bioelectronics

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organic Bioelectronics
Most of today’s neural implants are made of metal. They have good conductivity between electrodes and neurons, but risk [MORE]

An Injectable Tissue Patch

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable Tissue Scaffold
Rather than repair heart damage using open chest surgery, engineers at the University of Toronto have created an [MORE]

SPED: Self-Powered Electrochemical Device, POC Diagnostic

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

SPED POC Diagnostic Device
A paper-based diagnostic device that detects biomarkers and identifies infectious diseases by electrochemical analysis with reporting by [MORE]

A New Kind of “Tissue Paper”

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tissue Paper Made From Organs
In a multistep process (see the video), biochemists at Northwestern University have taken animal tissues, minced [MORE]

More on 3-D Printed Hard Implant

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Cranial Implant
Since the US FDA first approved 3-D printed implants for clinical use in 2013, hundreds of procedures have [MORE]

Harvard’s Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Exam
Quoting directly: “We were able to design a device that can lie flat when the [MORE]

A Wound Monitoring Bandage

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flusitex
Swiss engineers have designed a bandage material named “Fluistex” (for Fluorescence sensing integrated into medical textiles) which activates a fluorescent [MORE]

Soft and Stretchy Wearable Monitors

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Flexible Sensor Fabric
Lots of wearable sensors now exist, but this piece describes the advantages of making them from stretchable [MORE]

Europium-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanorods for Imaging and Therapy

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Imaging Cancer
Reporting in the journal NANO, Indian chemists describe how they made silica-coated europium-doped gadolinium oxide nanorods for dual imaging [MORE]

Artificial Eardrum from Silk

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clear Drum
The eardrum has two main roles: it transmits sound to the sensory cells in the inner ear, and it [MORE]

The Future of Biomedical Fabrics

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscle Cells Growing on Fleece
According to the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, “Textiles can also be used [MORE]

Synthetic Retinas

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fundus Photograph Normal Retina
Ever wonder how to make an artificial retina? If so, Oxford University scientists say how it’s done: [MORE]

Injectable Biopolymer for Diabetes Control

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetes
Duke University chemists have developed, at least experimentally, an extended release compound for treating Type 2 diabetes with a once [MORE]

3-D Printed Menisci

July 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed Knee Implants
Natural menisci in the knee have firmer cartilage in the center and softer, on the outside, making [MORE]