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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

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

Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Human lungs illustration

A company in Maryland developing alternatives to human organ transplants is licensing a technology to help create 3-D printed lungs for transplantation with bioinks derived from tobacco plants. . . . → Read More: Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Neuron

An implanted electronic device is shown in tests with lab rats to help heal peripheral nerve injuries, after which the device degrades and is absorbed into the body. . . . → Read More: Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries

Gold particles

A bioengineering lab at Harvard University devised a technique using gold nanoscale particles to deliver a protein to reduce inflammation from muscle injuries in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries

$29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company

Sinus doctor

A company developing a drug delivery technology to treat chronic sinus conditions is raising $29.5 million in its second venture financing round. . . . → Read More: $29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

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 Columbia . . . → Read More: Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

rheumatoid arthritis damage

An engineering lab developed a technique to load molecules from white blood cells into tiny particles that act like sponges to reduce joint damage in lab mice from rheumatoid arthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices

Graphene piece inside a flower

Two recent studies describe methods for fabricating the material graphene into complex shapes with 3-D printing, as well as showing graphene can likely degrade inside the human body. . . . → Read More: Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices