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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Extremely stretchable hydrogels may be used in artificial muscles

Hydrogels can reversibly change their size and shape under different conditions. This property makes them attractive for a wide variety of applications, including artificial muscles, drug delivery, and sensors. But even though stimuli-sensitive hydrogels have been studied for a few… Read more →

Versatile bioink prints tissue scaffolds in 3D

Repairing damaged cartilage, which allows the smooth motion of joints, can require surgery to implant donor tissue grafts. A potentially better solution would be the fabrication of custom-made graft tissue scaffolds that enable cartilage cells to recolonize damaged areas and produce… Read more →

Bioinspired blood and bacteria repellent coating for medical devices

As Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute stated, “Devising a way to prevent blood clotting without using anticoagulants is one of the holy grails in medicine.” Even devices that have been properly analyzed and engineered to serve their purpose… Read more →

Tackling blindness, deafness through neuroengineering

The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth $3.6 million for five research projects. This… Read more →

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 →

nanococoons

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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