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Cell Biotech Gains Organoid Technology

A Canadian biotechnology enterprise is licensing a technology that generates organoids, three-dimensional clusters of cells from stem cells that can form into gastrointestinal organs. . . . → Read More: Cell Biotech Gains Organoid Technology

Peptide-Infused Gel Shown to Heal Chronic Wounds

A tissue engineering group developed a gel material infused with a synthetic peptide that in lab cultures and animals healed chronic diabetic wounds faster than a current commercial treatment. . . . → Read More: Peptide-Infused Gel Shown to Heal Chronic Wounds

Stem Cell Therapy Company Formed, Staked to $225M

A pharmaceutical company and health care venture investor are forming BlueRock Therapeutics, a biotechnology enterprise to design regenerative medicine treatments with stem cells. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Therapy Company Formed, Staked to $225M

Commercial Genome Service Launches Based on Open Data

A start-up software company is offering genetic analysis services for research and precision medicine that comply with open standards and access Google’s genomic data sets. . . . → Read More: Commercial Genome Service Launches Based on Open Data

University Spin-Off Developing Sepsis Drug

A spin-off enterprise from University of British Columbia is licensing a cholesterol-lowering drug from drug maker Novartis to develop a treatment for sepsis and other severe infections. . . . → Read More: University Spin-Off Developing Sepsis Drug

Robo-Bacteria Engineered for Cancer Drug Delivery

A biomedical engineering team designed a technology for precise deployment of drugs to tumors with bacteria modified to deliver their cargoes. . . . → Read More: Robo-Bacteria Engineered for Cancer Drug Delivery

University Spin-Off Developing Chemical ID Devices

A start-up company is licensing research from labs at Harvard University to make portable devices that quickly identify the chemistry of liquids. . . . → Read More: University Spin-Off Developing Chemical ID Devices

Microneedle System Designed for Drug Monitoring

Researchers designed a device that measures drug concentrations in patients with tiny microneedles on the skin rather than frequent invasive blood tests. . . . → Read More: Microneedle System Designed for Drug Monitoring

Fast, Inexpensive Test for Water Bacteria Developed

E. coli bacteria (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

18 May 2016. A team at York University in Toronto designed a water-testing kit connecting to a smartphone that makes testing for water-borne bacteria faster and less expensive. The Mobile Water Kit, from the lab of engineering professor Sushanta Mitra, is described in a . . . → Read More: Fast, Inexpensive Test for Water Bacteria Developed

Trial Shows Pain Drug Effective as Heroin Treatment

Heroin powder (Drug Enforcement Administration)

7 April 2016. A clinical trial in Canada shows a drug already in use for chronic pain can serve as a substitute maintenance treatment for people addicted to heroin. The findings of the trial, conducted by University of British Columbia in Vancouver and other institutions in Canada, appear 6 . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Pain Drug Effective as Heroin Treatment