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Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

An alliance between the Geisinger Health System and two pharmaceutical companies is developing a computer model to predict long-term health risks of patients with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

A multi-disciplinary team designed a lab-on-a-chip device using hydrodynamic forces to find and help identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Biomedical engineers from several universities developed a microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, device that uses sound waves to quickly isolate tiny packets of cell materials for detecting diseases. . . . → Read More: Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

A start-up enterprise seeking to create replacement human tissue and organs with three-dimensional printing is raising $1.8 million in seed capital. . . . → Read More: 3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

The biotechnology company Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. is licensing its technology for making infusion drugs deliverable with injections to two more drug makers. . . . → Read More: Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Engineering researchers designed a tiny chip device that identifies precise locations inside the body, a key feature for ingestible medical devices. . . . → Read More: Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

A company producing synthesized DNA for medical and other biotechnology applications is raising €11 million ($US 13 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

A university engineering lab is developing a device combining a sensor chip implanted under the skin and wrist band to diagnose serious diseases and transmit the data. . . . → Read More: Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development