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Advanced Metamaterial Reshapes Hip Replacement Surgery

Mechanical metamaterials offer new hope to orthopedic patients and their doctors by nearly eliminating degradation and damage to the hip socket.

Dan Ferber
December 10, 2018
Advanced Metamaterial Reshapes Hip Replacement Surgery

Mechanical metamaterials offer new hope to orthopedic patients and their doctors by nearly eliminating degradation and damage to the hip socket.

Dan Ferber
December 10, 2018
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Advanced Metamaterial Reshapes Hip Replacement Surgery

Mechanical metamaterials offer new hope to orthopedic patients and their doctors by nearly eliminating degradation and damage to the hip socket.

Dan Ferber
December 10, 2018
ASME TechCast: Exploring the Hot Field of Biomaterials and Engineering Opportunities

Dr. Christopher Jewell of the University of Maryland joins the ASME TechCast podcast to discuss the emerging field of biomaterials research and development and the different opportunities it offers cross-disciplinary engineers.

Jeff O'Heir
December 03, 2018
Wireless Implant Helps Paraplegics Walk Again

A brain-to-spine wireless implant uses electrical stimulation of the spinal cord combined with weight therapy to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk.

Kayt Sukel
November 26, 2018
3D-Printed Implant Could Help Cancer Patients Get Right Amount of Drug

A customizable drug implant could help automatically deliver the right amount of drugs over time to cancer patients.

Dan Ferber
November 19, 2018
Special Surface Coating Can Kill Most Bacteria and Viruses on Contact

A new type of surface coating made from photosensitizer molecules kills viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens when applied to consumer and medical products.

John Tibbetts
November 19, 2018
Special Surface Coating Can Kill Most Bacteria and Viruses on Contact

A new type of surface coating made from photosensitizer molecules kills viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens when applied to consumer and medical products.

John Tibbetts
November 19, 2018
Novel Delivery of Antibodies Fights HIV

DNA delivered to cells via electrical pulses was first explored for creating new vaccines and is now being tested in the lab to produce disease-fighting proteins.

Melissae Fellet
October 15, 2018
Man-Made Platelets May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Platelet BioGenesis built a device that makes platelets. The process could revolutionize blood transfusions and cancer treatment.

Lina Zeldovich
October 15, 2018
Smallest Robot Could Make Big Strides in Fighting Cancer

The world's smallest medical robot can help fight cancer and serve other functions that conventional surgical methods can’t.

Agam Shah
October 04, 2018
ASME TechCast: #2: How to Close the Engineering Communication Gap

In episode 2 of ASME TechCast, we explore the communication gap that often exists between engineers and their colleagues, especially clinicians and others in the biomedical industry. We also discuss the new lexicon that members of the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME.org) are rolling out to help solve that problem. 

Jeff O'Heir
October 01, 2018
Creation of Beating Heart Parts Could Lead to New Treatments

Researchers moved closer to solving problems with treating heart disease by developing ways to build tissues and parts of a human heart using human stem cells.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
September 24, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018