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Gates Supporting Infectious Antibody Discovery

Human B-cell

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is enlisting a company that discovers therapeutic antibodies to help researchers develop new drugs and vaccines for serious infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Gates Supporting Infectious Antibody Discovery

Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Researchers in Canada genetically engineered tobacco plants to economically produce large quantities of a human protein with anti-inflammatory properties. . . . → Read More: Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Crispr genome edits illustration

Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Asthma inhaler and pills

An experimental drug is shown in a clinical trial and computer modeling to reduce the mass of smooth muscle tissue that builds up in airways of people with asthma. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Molly Shoichet

A company spun-off from a university medical materials lab received start-up funds to develop a non-opioid surgical pain therapy, including a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Heart check

A developer of chip devices emulating heart tissue and a medical analytics company using artificial intelligence are jointly discovering new drugs to treat aging heart muscles. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Swift Skin and Wound app

The need for better ways of tracking the size and healing of wounds led a medical resident in Canada to help develop a smartphone app and start a company for these tasks. . . . → Read More: Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Polymer ultrasound team

Developers of polymer ultrasound device, L-R: Robert Rohling, Carolos Gerardo, and Edmond Cretu (Clare Kiernan, University of British Columbia)

12 September 2018. Engineers designed a device that sends and receives ultrasound signals with polymer plastics instead of silicon-based circuits, which can lower the cost of medical images. A team at University of British . . . → Read More: Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Analytics

An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

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