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NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

Cadmim leadership

A new federal grant supports expansion of a research and development center developing techniques to make the manufacture and integration of microfluidic, or lab-on-a-chip, devices easier and less expensive. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Leading Your Construction Business At Ground Level

You need to lead every aspect of your business on the ground, show your face and learn by doing. . . . → Read More: Leading Your Construction Business At Ground Level

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

The global chemical company BASF is licensing a more precise form of genome editing from the Broad Institute, a genetics research center affiliated with Harvard University and MIT. . . . → Read More: BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Synthetic Antibody Neutralizing Gluten in Development

Oliver Spadiut

An academic-business team is developing a synthetic antibody to prevent gluten found in some grains from affecting the intestines of people with celiac disease, an intolerance of gluten. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Antibody Neutralizing Gluten in Development

Is Manufacturing a Boom or Bust?

Is manufacturing going to continue its boom or will it inevitably go bust? . . . → Read More: Is Manufacturing a Boom or Bust?

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

PHA resin beads

A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

Merck, Biopharma Partner on Cell-Free Immune System Therapies

Cancer magnified

Drug maker Merck is acquiring the rights to therapies for cancer and autoimmune disorders based on a technology for developing synthetic proteins from a process that bypasses live cells. . . . → Read More: Merck, Biopharma Partner on Cell-Free Immune System Therapies