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Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Smart bandage

An engineering team at Tufts University is developing a self-contained bandage with sensors that monitor the status of chronic wounds, and also dispenses medication as needed. . . . → Read More: Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

Process Devised for Renewable, Biodegradable Plastic

Eugene Chen

A chemistry lab developed a process for economically producing a polymer material from renewable sources that could replace some plastics now derived from petroleum. . . . → Read More: Process Devised for Renewable, Biodegradable Plastic

Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Electrodes on gummy bears

An engineering team produced with an ink-jet printer working electrodes like those used in medical implants on bio-friendly soft materials rather than metal or silicon. . . . → Read More: Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue

Prellis Biologics founders

A company developing a three-dimensional printing technology to produce human tissue says it can produce tissue with higher resolution, including blood vessels, and higher speeds than before. . . . → Read More: Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Coated nanorobots

Engineering researchers developed tiny robotic devices, powered by ultrasound and designed to look and act like blood cells, which in lab tests cleared human blood of dangerous bacteria and toxins. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A technology for cancer therapies that harnesses the immune system with nanoscale droplets suspended in an emulsion and delivered through the nose received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

Digital counter tests

Materials scientists and engineers developed the ability for electronic circuits in soft materials, like those found in wearable devices, to repair themselves if ruptured. . . . → Read More: Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Investments in graphene start-ups

In a report this week, our friends at CB Insights note that the investment community is waiting for graphene to reach a critical commercial mass, but their patience may be running out. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline