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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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EpiBone: the next industrial revolution will be about life itself

“Imagine a world where energy is converted 10,000 times more efficiently than the sun, where batteries are alive and broken bridges rebuild themselves,” said Nina Tandon, founder of New York based tissue engineering start-up EpiBone, speaking at WIRED2014. This is a world, the… Read more →

DNA nano-foundries cast to form precise 3D nanomaterials

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature’s building block, as a construction mold.

The ability to… Read more →

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

A carnivorous plant has inspired an invention that may turn out to be a medical lifesaver. Nepenthes, also known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, produce a superslippery surface that causes unfortunate insects that climb into the plant to… Read more →

BioHorizons launches MinerOss X for dental implant site development procedures

BioHorizons, an oral reconstructive device company, today announced the launch of MinerOss® X, a family of xenograft products for dental implant site development procedures. The MinerOss® X family includes cancellous or cortical particulate, a moldable collagen block, and a cancellous… Read more →

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Bio-inspired “nano-cocoons” offer targeted drug delivery against cancer

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. The work was done by researchers at North… Read more →

Children to be implanted with 3D printed ears

Children with deformities will soon be given 3D printed ears after scientists developed a ground-breaking technique to correct birth defects.

Professor Alex Selfalian and his team at University College London have discovered that the structure of the ear can be printed… Read more →

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Bioprinted 3-D Device Aids Blood Detoxification

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully developed a three-dimensional-printed device, which mimics the operation of the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood.

The device, currently designed to be used externally much… Read more →

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Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early results demonstrate the entire complement of building… Read more →

Arizona resident receives donor heart transplant after living with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the “tin man,” has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director… Read more →

Researchers receive $4 million NIH grant to bioengineer miniature pancreas in a dish

Although type 1 diabetes can be controlled with insulin injections and lifestyle modifications, major advances in treating the disease have not been made in more than two decades and there remain fundamental gaps in what is understood about its causes… Read more →

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