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WEBINAR: Translation of Bio-Inspired Materials Towards Biomedical and Clinical Applications

Join Markus J. Buehler, PhD, McAfee Professor of Engineering, MIT, as he unravels how materiomics – the study of bio-inspired materials and design – is creating a roadmap for the treatment of disease.

May 20, 2018
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Soft Wearable Exoskeletons Challenge Status Quo

Dr. Conor Walsh, professor of engineering at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses his work with soft, wearable robotics.

May 21, 2018
Heart-On-A-Chip Achieves Faster Delivery Time

Columbia University researchers recently generated beating cardiac tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, human cells that are able to differentiate into nearly any cell type. Using physical conditioning, the researchers produced samples with the hallmarks of mature heart tissue with just four weeks of cell culture. The work paves a concrete pathway to functional heart-on-a-chip platforms.

Menaka Wilhelm
May 21, 2018
Injectable Bandage Stops Internal Bleeding of Severe Wounds

Biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University developed a hydrogel made from nanoflakes of synthetic clay and sugar chains extracted from seaweed. The gel could act as an injectable bandage to stop internal bleeding on a battlefield, in a surgical suite, or at an accident site.

Melissae Fellet
May 14, 2018
Simple Solution Supercharges T-Cell Production

Columbia University engineers use a soft mesh scaffold to produce a dramatically higher amount of functional T cells from blood taken from leukemia patients.

Cassie Kelly
May 14, 2018
Wearable Device Detects Stroke in Seconds

A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.

Mark Crawford
May 07, 2018
Podcast: George Church on Portable Genome Monitoring, Aging, and More

Harvard professor George Church discusses advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies for which is he is so well known.

May 07, 2018
Push to Scale Up Cell Therapy Manufacturing

Cellular Biomedicine Group, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops immunotherapies for cancer and stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases, recently partnered with GE Healthcare to build a platform to produce therapies at scale for clinical trials. Aims to solve challenge of developing enough genetically modified cells to test products on large populations.

Menaka Wilhelm
April 30, 2018
Bioprinting Better Artificial Joints

Lorenzo Moroni and his team at University of Maastricht's Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) in The Netherlands, use 3D bioprinting to create "smart scaffolds," which they seed with patient stem cells and growth factors to produce structures that behave like natural cartilage tissues.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
April 30, 2018
Bacteria Opens Vents to Release Sweat from Athletic Shirt

Bioengineer, entrepreneur, MIT grad, designer Wen Wang invented an athletic-wear fabric that uses bacteria-activated vents to cool down the wearer.

Mark Crawford
April 23, 2018
Engineering Safety in Cell Therapy

Joseph Wu Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford University, discusses the rise of engineered cell and tissue products for use in patients. While these products are now technically advanced and better suited for the clinic, there continues to be issues around patient safety that need to be monitored and mitigated for routine use and mass production.

Tanuja Koppal
April 23, 2018
CRISPR Breakthrough Fuels Hope and Fear

For the first time, the revolutionary gene-editing technology called CRISPR-Cas9 was used to repair a disease-causing genetic flaw in viable human embryos and prevent the mutation from being passed to future generations.

Michael MacRae
April 16, 2018
Restoring Sight to Blind Rats

An organic retinal prosthesis that uses flexible conductive polymers rather than hard silicon electronics successfully restored sight to blind rats, lasted six to 10 months, and functioned without external power sources or wireless receivers. 

Kayt Sukel
April 16, 2018