An Injectable Neural Stimulation Electrode

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kip Ludwig holds syringe with injectrode
Neuromoduation, via electrical stimulation, is a technique for treating seizures, chronic pain, depression, and opioid [MORE]

First FDA Approved Artificial Meniscus

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

NUsurface Meniscus Implant
The NUsurface artificial meniscus (from Active Implants, Memphis, TN) is the first implant of its kind that is [MORE]

Protective Membrane for Implanted Cardiac Devices

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac devices eventually accumulate a buildup of scar tissue which is a problem when the devices have to [MORE]

Robotic Catheter for Clearing Brain Clots

December 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic guidewire to clear brain clots
“Engineers at MIT have now developed a steerable guidewire that responds to a magnetic field [MORE]

Growing Neurons on Nanotube Films

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurons on carbon nanotubes
In trying to mimic natural neuron networks, Italian researchers found that the size of the spaces between [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]

Correcting Ventricular Arrhythmias with Carbon Nanotube Circuits

November 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Using carbon nanofibers for heart elecrtical circuits
In researching possible treatments for ventricular arrhythmias, engineers at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, [MORE]

Implantable Scaffold for Meniscus Repair

October 22, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scaffold for meniscus repair
As the adult population ages, injuries to their knee joints—particularly torn menisci that were not repaired or [MORE]

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]