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NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Smart bandage

An engineering team at Tufts University is developing a self-contained bandage with sensors that monitor the status of chronic wounds, and also dispenses medication as needed. . . . → Read More: Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Blood glucose meter

An engineering lab in Canada is developing a system that adapts radar technology to measure blood glucose levels, to eventually replace the blood drop samples now used by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Electrodes on gummy bears

An engineering team produced with an ink-jet printer working electrodes like those used in medical implants on bio-friendly soft materials rather than metal or silicon. . . . → Read More: Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Chips Are Getting Scarily Advanced

The chips of the future could be a very different breed altogether achieving things we never thought possible. . . . → Read More: Chips Are Getting Scarily Advanced

Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Brain circuits

A bioengineering lab developed a technique using common photography chips to measure blood flow in the brain, which could help detect traumatic brain injury, stroke, and related disorders. . . . → Read More: Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Implanted Sensor Monitors Alcohol in Body

Alcohol monitoring chip

A university bioengineering lab developed a tiny implantable sensor that in lab tests tracked alcohol levels in bodily fluids, while requiring little power, making it capable of operating for extended periods. . . . → Read More: Implanted Sensor Monitors Alcohol in Body

Components Designed to Improve Genetic Circuits

Researchers in Houston, Texas created a set of components like those in electronics that help make synthetic gene circuits more accurate and predictable. . . . → Read More: Components Designed to Improve Genetic Circuits

Cell Engineering Company Launches, Raises $4.7 Million

A company designing biological circuits with techniques derived from computer-assisted design like those used in semiconductors is starting up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. . . . → Read More: Cell Engineering Company Launches, Raises $4.7 Million

Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Engineers at Dartmouth College developed a sensor that captures light signals at high speed and resolution down to the level of individual photons. . . . → Read More: Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed