Key Technologies

Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Children with Scoliosis

A new exoskeleton spine brace promises to offer children and teens with scoliosis more mobility and comfort than traditional braces.

John Tibbetts
February 20, 2018
Video: Electromyographically Actuated Bionic Limbs

Albert Manero, President of Limbitless Solutions, describes the groundbreaking work he and his team are doing in the fields of prosthetics and bionics, work that includes a brush with fame in the form of a certain Marvel superhero.

February 20, 2018
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Printing Organs That Give

To a surgeon, a useful model organ needs to be more than a rigid plastic curio. It needs the feel of the real thing if it’s to be any good for practice. Now researchers have created a 3D printed organ with the elasticity of flesh and blood.

Michael Abrams
February 12, 2018
A Surgical Robot with Big Ambitions

Based on the mechanism that manipulates professional flight simulators, a new robot could help surgeons realign the largest bone in the body.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 05, 2018
A More Natural Approach to Passive Ankle Prostheses

A research lab has found an innovative way to close the gap between low-tech passive ankle prostheses and high-tech robotics.

Cassie Kelly
January 29, 2018
Putting Skin in the Game

This “skin on a chip” bioreactor can help researchers study and treat keloid disease and other forms of extreme scarring.

John Kosowatz
January 16, 2018
Industry Confronts Challenge of Shipping Cells for Therapy

A new system may help solve the problem of shipping cells between laboratories and hospitals and clinics by developing an alternative to cryopreservation.

Alan Brown
January 16, 2018
Virus Shortage for Cell Therapies Creates Engineering Opportunity

Engineering and manufacturing expertise could ease the shortage of viral vectors used for drug delivery in the booming gene therapy market.

Michael MacRae
January 08, 2018
Heat-Emitting Nanoparticles Could Save Donor Organs

A new technique using heat-emitting nanoparticles helps doctors reheat cryocooled donor organs rapidly enough to prevent ice recrystallization, which cracks and destroys organs.

Theresa Sullivan ...
January 02, 2018
Heat-Emitting Nanoparticles Could Save Donor Organs

A new technique using heat-emitting nanoparticles helps doctors reheat cryocooled donor organs rapidly enough to prevent ice recrystallization, which cracks and destroys organs.

Theresa Sullivan ...
January 02, 2018
Podcast: Augmented Biology Makes Ears from Apples

Professor Andrew Pelling of Pelling Lab discusses his work in augmented biology and growing human tissue on cellulose scaffolding made from apples and other fruits and vegetables.

Jeff O'Heir
January 02, 2018
3D Bioprinter Technology Targets Researchers

In the wake of recent developments in the field of cell therapy, bioprinter vendors are seeking to market to more sophisticated researchers.

Alan Brown
December 18, 2017
Active Teaching Methods Shake Up Biomedical Education

To better engage students, professors are integrating active learning methods into their biomedical classes.

John Kosowatz
December 18, 2017
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