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Shooting in Stem Cells with a “Skin Gun”

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

RenovaCare Skin Gun
Remember Cornell University’s “gene gun” in 1987 that used an air pistol to shoot metal particles coated with [MORE]

Transcranial Near-IR Spectroscopy for Locked-In ALS

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oxygen Sensor Locked-in-Syndrome
Can a “locked-in” patient suffering from advanced ALS enjoy life? The question seemed imponderable until Wyss Institute bioengineers [MORE]

Synthetic Anti-Venom Nanoparticle

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Snake Milking
With pains-taking trial and error methods (aka “directed evolution”) researchers at the University of California-Irvine have made nanoparticles that [MORE]

Silly Putty as a Vital Signs Sensor

January 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Silly Putty Sensor
Mixing a small amount of graphene into the child’s toy “Silly Putty” results in a material that can [MORE]

Soft Tissue Membrane from Umbilical Cord for Modulating Inflammation during Surgery

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Avive Soft Tissue Membrane
In some cases of nerve grafting, surgeons use a conduit to hold severed endings in place, and [MORE]

Home Vital Signs Monitoring Device

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

OslerMD Vital Signs
OslerMD (San Diego, CA) is moving toward commercial release of its Rapid Vital Sign Measuring Device, which uses [MORE]

Voice Indicators of Heart Disease

January 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac Vocal Biomarker
Is there a “biomarker” for atherosclerosis in the voice of a person with hardened arteries? A Tel Aviv, [MORE]

A Pillcam with Four Cameras

January 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

The aptly named company “CapsoVision” (Saratoga, CA) makes a swallowable capsule-endoscopy device that has four cameras giving a 360 degree [MORE]

Semi-Automated Production of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

January 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle have developed a semi-automated process for separating and expanding hematopoietic stem [MORE]

Ceramic Bone Screws

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

When bone fractures have to be mended with screws or nails, surgeons usually use fasteners made of titanium or polymer. [MORE]

Brain Implant Lets the Blind See, Bypassing the Optic Nerve

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Second Sight Orion
Since its founding in 1998, Second Sight Medical (Syulmar, CA) has developed and tested two retinal prostheses aimed [MORE]

Injectable Hydrogel for Heart Repairs

November 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Attack Damage
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in many human tissues (extracellular matrix) and comes commercially from recombinant Bacillus subtilis. It [MORE]

A Simulated Mouth

November 22, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oral Modeling Device
Last week’s Tagline had a piece about an electronic tongue; this week we have a microfluidics device that [MORE]

Micro-Stent Implant for Glaucoma

October 18, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

CyPass Micro Stent Implant
Alcon (Ft. Worth, TX; now a division of Novartis) has recently won FDA approval for its “CyPass [MORE]