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Prosthetic heart valves, due to the continuous stress they’re subjected to, have a limited lifetime and may even require replacement once worn out. The problem is that after implantation the patients who wear these valves don’t get any younger, but… Read more →
Neovasc (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that its still investigational Tiara transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis has been implanted in a human patient for the first time. The device was designed specifically to treat mitral regurgitation. Once implanted, it’s made to… Read more →
Though technically advanced, modern cardiac monitoring, pacing, and defibrillating devices obtain a pretty simple picture of the heart’s electrical activity. To truly map out the electrophysiology of the heart you’d need to wrap it in a mesh of electrodes that… Read more →
Our cells don’t live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by a complex, nurturing matrix that is essential for many biological functions, including growth and healing.
In all multicellular organisms, including people, cells make their own extracellular matrix. But in… Read more →
Engineers like to make things that work. And if one wants to make something work using nanoscale components—the size of proteins, antibodies and viruses—mimicking the behavior of cells is a good place to start since cells carry an enormous… Read more →
Following a whirlwind tour of the USA Outreach Manager Jenna Stevens-Smith will recount what she found out, including in her view what makes a successful bioengineering Department, and where she thinks the opportunities lie for the bright future of Department… Read more →