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Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

Bariatric balloon

A medical engineering team developed a light-sensitive polymer gel that activates compounds to break down implanted or ingested devices. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

Drug dose tag

A bio-engineering lab developed a tiny edible tag from natural proteins that uniquely identifies individual doses of medicines to prevent counterfeiting. . . . → Read More: Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

Living, Reproducing Concrete Created with Bacteria

Living building material

Engineers developed a more sustainable type of concrete adding a form of bacteria to grow and reproduce the material under most conditions. . . . → Read More: Living, Reproducing Concrete Created with Bacteria

Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

brain stimulationgraphic

A wireless electrode activated by light waves is being developed to connect with nerve cells in the brain that promises to make brain-computer connections safer. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

Heart Tissue 3-D Printed in Space Station

Jessica Meir with bioprinter

A patch of human heart tissue returned to earth today after being produced with a three-dimensional printing system on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Heart Tissue 3-D Printed in Space Station

Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

Human lungs illustration

A biotechnology company developing inhaled drugs for respiratory diseases agreed to provide Johnson & Johnson with access to its technology for treating lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

Human Tooth Tissue Modeled in Chip Device

Tooth-on-a-chip

Dentistry researchers created a model of a tooth that simulates on a plastic slide the architecture and dynamic stresses in human teeth. . . . → Read More: Human Tooth Tissue Modeled in Chip Device

Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

Quantum dots

A plastic vaccine patch is shown in lab animals to also store an invisible record of that vaccination under the recipient’s skin, displayed with a smartphone. . . . → Read More: Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

New Process Boosts Silk in Medical Devices

Silk powder and products

Engineers developed a more efficient process using heat to make items from raw silk into manufactured goods, including bio-compatible medical devices. . . . → Read More: New Process Boosts Silk in Medical Devices

Plastic Material Developed to Repel Bacteria

Repel Wrap

A Canadian engineering team developed a treated form of common plastic that in lab tests repels liquids and stubborn bacterial films. . . . → Read More: Plastic Material Developed to Repel Bacteria