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Paper Art Form Boosts Bandage, Wearables Adhesion

An engineering lab adapted the traditional Japanese art form of kirigami to create a surface for bandages and wearable devices on knees and elbows that bend a great deal and thus are difficult to stay on. . . . → Read More: Paper Art Form Boosts Bandage, Wearables Adhesion

Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

A medical school professor in Singapore is starting a biotechnology company to discover and develop new drugs for neurological disorders based on his research with mechanisms for crossing the blood-brain barrier. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

Start-Up Licenses Children’s Myopia-Control Contact Lens

A start-up enterprise spun-off from Hong Kong Polytechnic University is licensing the technology for a customized contact lens that controls and prevents further myopia in children. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Licenses Children’s Myopia-Control Contact Lens

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Researchers in Japan and the U.S. created techniques for producing liver tissue in large quantities in the lab for transplant or drug testing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Bayer Acquiring Therapeutic Peptides in $1.1B+ Deal

Bayer AG, the global drug maker and agricultural chemical company, is partnering with a Japanese biologics enterprise to discover a series of peptides for therapies. . . . → Read More: Bayer Acquiring Therapeutic Peptides in $1.1B+ Deal

Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Researchers in the U.S., Denmark, and China devised a process with genome editing to remove viruses that prevent organs from pigs from being used for human transplants. . . . → Read More: Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is joining with a developer of medical devices from nanoscale bioactive fibers to design new devices for gastrointestinal, or GI, disorders. . . . → Read More: Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Undergrad Research Leads to Probiotic Beer

An undergraduate’s research project in Singapore led to the invention of a new type of beer having live bacteria associated with improving gut health. . . . → Read More: Undergrad Research Leads to Probiotic Beer

Device Simplifies Treatment for Child Ear Disorder

An engineering and medical team in Singapore created a new device that it says simplifies and speeds surgery for a leading cause of hearing loss in children. . . . → Read More: Device Simplifies Treatment for Child Ear Disorder