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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Nano engineering advances bone-forming material

Murdoch University nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep.

The advancement means the successful use of synthetic materials in bone grafts for human patients is a step closer. The material could also have potential… Read more →

Beta-O2 receives grant from JDRF to study ßAir bio-artificial pancreas for treatment of T1D

Beta-O2 announced today that it has received a $500K grant from JDRF. The grant will be used to help fund a $1M pilot human study of Beta-O2’s ßAir bio-artificial pancreas, in development as a treatment and potential cure for type… Read more →

‘Electronic Skin’ Could Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and shape of a… Read more →

Researchers discover key to making new muscles

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have developed a novel technique to promote tissue repair in damaged muscles. The technique also creates a sustainable pool of muscle stem cells needed to support multiple rounds of muscle repair. The study,… Read more →

Antlers inspire first trial of bone-implanted prosthetics

Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London have completed the first clinical trials of prosthetics drilled straight into the bone. All prosthetics until now, no matter how advanced, have been iterations on the same design: a cup, moulded… Read more →

Designing Adhesives for Wearable Applications

 

Developers of adhesives used to affix wearable medical devices to the skin must overcome a host of physical, demographic, and design challenges.Although most wearables used in the healthcare space today are not classified as medical devices, the market for… Read more →

Ultrasensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor outshines graphene

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin, ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field-effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single-molecule detection.

Move over, graphene. An atomically thin, two-dimensional, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing developed by researchers at UC… Read more →

Researchers address major challenge in quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep… Read more →

Pulmonary Valve Derived from Skin Cells

Bioprosthetic valves such as porcine valves or implantable mechanical valves that are currently in common use can often lead to thrombosis or failure in the long term. In the past, scientists have tried to cultivate valve cells from bone marrow… Read more →

Platelet-like particles augment natural blood clotting for treating trauma

A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries—and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood clotting disorders without the need for transfusions… Read more →

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