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The Quest to 3D Print Surrogate Human Tissue

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute now are tackling the challenge of 3D-printing nonbiological parts that mimic the actual physical properties of human tissue.

John Kosowatz
November 20, 2017
Growing Stem Cells in 3D Microgels for Regenerative Medicine

Binil Starly discusses his work on culturing stem cells in 3D microgels using a low shear stress rotating wheel-type bioreactor. The study poses microgels as a viable option for growing millions to billions of the therapeutic stem cells required for regenerative medicine.

Tanuja Koppal
November 20, 2017
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Soft Robotics Target Hand, Finger Rehab for Stroke Patients

A soft robotic device being developed by researchers could give patients a quicker boost toward manipulating their fingers to hold and grasp items.

John Kosowatz
November 13, 2017
New Elastic Glue Seals Lung Punctures Without Sutures

An elastic glue made from a chemically modified naturally elastic protein can seal lung punctures without sutures. It can work alone or prevent leakage in conventional surgeries.

Melissae Fellet
November 13, 2017
Canada Joins the CAR T-Cell Club

Canada and GE Lifesciences are teaming up on a $40 million center to drive innovation in cell therapy manufacturing and scale-up.

Michael MacRae
November 06, 2017
Cell Therapy Manufacturing: Quality By Design

Before they can deliver cell therapy products to large numbers of patients, engineers must find a way to manufacture them safely, reliably, and cost-effectively. Now, a team of bioengineers have a manufacturing paradigm they think can improve that process.

Kayt Sukel
November 06, 2017
Reviewing Development of Ventricular Assist Devices

A new research paper reviews the current state of ventricular assist device (VAD) technology, summarizes advancements, and discusses complications and argues for development of alternatives for heart-failure therapy.

October 30, 2017
Putting the Freeze on Ice Recrystallization

New classes of molecules based on naturally occurring sugars promise to preserve cryogenically frozen cells and perhaps organs without any of the toxic side effects of current treatment.

Melissae Fellet
October 30, 2017
Surface Coatings for Biomedical Technologies

Risk of infection continues to be an issue across the healthcare arena. A Frost & Sullivan industry research study published in May 2017 reported that global revenue in the antimicrobial coating materials market stood at $700 million in 2016, and is poised to reach $1.1 billion by 2021.

October 24, 2017
Machines Keep Donated Organs Alive Outside the Body

A new system that keeps lungs viable and breathing after removing them from an organ donor has helped doctors boost successful lung transplants by 50 percent.

Melissae Fellet
October 23, 2017
3D-Printed Spider Silk Can Grow Heart Muscle Cells

Researchers have succeeded in growing heart muscle tissue on a substrate made from 3D-printed, bioengineered spider silk. The results show promise for the production of functional heart tissue for improving cardiac function after heart attacks and strokes.

Mark Crawford
October 23, 2017
WHITE PAPER: Nanotech Could Transform Organ Transplants

Sign up for AABME’s white paper series to receive the next white paper authored by Jedediah Lewis, Dr. Alyssa Ward, Dr. Greg Fahy, Mark Severs, Dr. Boris Schmalz, and Dr. Gloria Elliott.

October 18, 2017
Instant Cancer Check Identifies Cancer in Seconds

Identifying cancer early is a crucial step toward effective treatment. But the current detection method is slow and may not be accurate. A new handheld device may make detecting cancer quicker and more accurate.

Meredith Nelson
October 16, 2017
Podcast: The Biomedical Industry and the Internet of Things

The biomedical industry is beginning to see how the Internet of Things brings efficiencies to research and development as well as production.

October 16, 2017