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Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Hun Park and Haiyue Huang

A materials science team is creating a face mask that kills infectious virus particles, such as those spreading Covid-19, as well as blocks respiratory droplets. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Mussels

A new enterprise is creating an strong binding adhesive inspired by mussels, derived from research in a university chemistry and materials science lab. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Contact Lens Material Reduces Color Blindness

Red-blue-green eye

An engineered ultra-thin material designed for contact lenses is shown in lab tests to help correct for a common form of color blindness. . . . → Read More: Contact Lens Material Reduces Color Blindness

Proteins from Bacteria Generate Power for Wearables

Air-gen device

A collaboration of engineers and biologists created a way of producing electric power from humidity in the air with fine wires made of proteins from bacteria. . . . → Read More: Proteins from Bacteria Generate Power for Wearables

Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Honeycomb scaffold

A bioengineering lab is creating synthetic cell scaffolds that simulate tumor cells and tissue, offering a more reliable way of testing new cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Insulin patch

A bio-engineering team developed a small patch worn on the skin that in lab mice and pigs senses blood glucose levels and releases insulin when required. . . . → Read More: Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

DNA analysis graphic

A company creating tags similar to bar codes from nucleic acids like DNA received a patent for a process to identify and track synthetic fibers made from wood. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

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