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Robotic Microsuturing

November 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microsure Robot
Swelling is a dangerous complication of breast cancer and reconstruction surgery. This can be ameliorated by reconnecting lymph and [MORE]

Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring

November 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous Glucose Monitoring
The FDA has approved a continuous blood glucose monitor. “The system reduces the need for fingerstick testing by [MORE]

The Integrated Heart/Cancer “Body-on-a Chip”

October 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Body on a Chip
Engineers at the Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences have created a microfluidic “body-on-a-chip device for [MORE]

Hand Held Acoustic and ECG Device

October 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Device
Cardiovascular disease accounts for 30% of all human deaths. AUM Cardiovascular Inc. (South Northfield, MN) has an FDA approved [MORE]

Organ Printing with Better Bio-Ink

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

UBC Okanagan’s Keekyoung Kim Researches Bio Ink
Bioprinters require an “ink” that produces uniform droplets. In most instances today that ink [MORE]

A 3-D Printed Microfluidics Device

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Printed Microfluidic Device
In a process named “digital light processing stereolithography (DLP-SLA),” engineers at Brigham Young University have created the [MORE]

3-D Droplet Bioprinter

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Droplet Bioprinter Developed by Bayley Group
3-D printing has been used for some time to create artificial scaffolds upon which [MORE]

Nanoparticles to Prevent Transplanted Organ Rejection

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Endothelial Cells Treated with Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles Saltzman
Preventing organ rejection because of an immune response to a transplant remains a major [MORE]

Hydrogel Nanocomposite to Staunch Hemorrhage

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemical engineers at MIT have developed a new material to stop hemorrhage from battlefield wounds or surgical accidents. “The biomaterial [MORE]

Nanopipetting Single Cells

September 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanopipette Technology
An engineer at UC-Santa Cruz’s Genomic Institute has won NIH’s “Follow the Cell Challenge” with its $300,000 prize. As [MORE]

Ultrasound Triggered Chemotherapy

August 22, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles Loaded with Chemotherapy
Quoting directly: “To improve the low efficacy and toxic side effects of chemotherapies that rely on this [MORE]

DNA Nanoswitches

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Nanoswitches Wyss Institute
By attaching binding molecules to one strand of double stranded DNA, it is possible to see, using [MORE]

Microcontact Printing with APTES

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics
Microfluidic devices are used to determine biomarker concentrations in fluids, such as blood—as in liquid assays for cancer. This piece [MORE]

MRI/PET Imaging Using Dual Agents with Time of Flight Capability

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dual Agent PET and MRI
Two injected radioagents– fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF)—followed by quantitative MRI/PET scanning, produces better [MORE]