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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Louisiana Tech team discovers new nanocomposite that could be used in targeted drug delivery for fighting cancer

Faculty at Louisiana Tech University have discovered, for the first time, a new nanocomposite formed by the self-assembly of copper and a biological component that occurs under physiological conditions, which are similar those found in the human body and could… Read more →

Scientists produce functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells

The liver plays a critical role in human metabolism. As the gatekeeper of the digestive track, this massive organ is responsible for drug breakdown and is therefore the first to be injured due to overdose or misuse. Evaluating this drug-induced… Read more →

Selective laser micromelting creates medical implants

Selective laser micromelting enables processing of new materials that could be useful in medical implants.

Researchers at Laser Zentrum Hannover EV and the University of Rostock used the additive process to coat electrodes for pacemakers with a platinum-iridium alloy.

This… Read more →

Global bioabsorbable scaffolds market will rocket beyond $2B by 2021

The global market value for bioabsorbable scaffolds (BAS) will expand rapidly from $143.7 million in 2014 to just under $2.1 billion by 2021, driven primarily by new product approvals and a paradigm shift in the clinical treatment of vascular diseases… Read more →

New material opens possibilities for super-long-acting pills

Medical devices designed to reside in the stomach have a variety of applications, including prolonged drug delivery, electronic monitoring and weight-loss intervention. However, these devices, often created with non-degradable elastic polymers, bear an inherent risk of intestinal obstruction as a… Read more →

Messersmith Research Group at UC Berkeley use NanoWizard®3a AFM and ForceRobot systems to study biologically inspired polymer adhesives

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard®3a AFM and ForceRobot systems by the Messersmith Research Group at UC Berkeley to study biologically inspired polymer… Read more →

New material forges the way for ‘stem cell factories’

If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Future stem cell treatments will require this number and more to ensure those cells are replaced and improve your chances of survival.

Experts… Read more →

Antimicrobial coating for portable communication devices developed by Lucideon and King’s

International materials technology specialist Lucideon has developed a new infection control method to tackle problems associated with digital technology in hospitals.

Scientists at the company have collaborated with Dr Paul Royall and Avneet Uppal at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences… Read more →

Silk-based functional inks put biosensor data on your fingertips

Although we’ve seen “bio-inks” that allow sensors to be drawn directly on a person’s skin and other surfaces to gauge things like glucose levels, functional inks such as this are usually heat-sensitive, meaning they aren’t suitable for use in inkjet… Read more →

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Fluorescent Mesh Aids Tissue Regrowth

Fluorescent Mesh Aids Tissue Regrowth | Research & Technology | Jul 2015 | photonics.com

Polymer fibers provide a mesh for tissue growth that can be monitored through near-infrared fluorescence imaging.

Originally developed for solar cells, the material, called TQ1, exhibits… Read more →

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