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Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

HAMR-E device

A robotics lab at Harvard University created a tiny, 4-legged robot that travels through tight spots, climbing on vertical surfaces and even upside down. . . . → Read More: Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Wireless ingestible sensor

Engineers created a sensor device, which in tests with pigs can be packed into a capsule, swallowed, and communicate wirelessly for weeks with Bluetooth protocols. . . . → Read More: Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Nanotech Gene Therapy Company Raises $8.5M in Seed Funds

Editing DNA

A start-up company developing nanoscale particles to deliver gene-editing enzymes, including those for Crispr, is raising $8.5 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Gene Therapy Company Raises $8.5M in Seed Funds

Patent Set for Long-Term Drug Capsules

Star-shaped drug delivery

Techniques for delivering drugs in capsule form that last a week or longer in the patient are expected to receive a patent soon from U.S. authorities. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Long-Term Drug Capsules

Companies Partner on High-Resolution 3-D Tissue Printer

Holograph-X bioprinter

Two developers of tissue engineering technologies are building a three-dimensional bioprinter that produces high resolution, finely structured human tissue, including tiny blood vessels. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on High-Resolution 3-D Tissue Printer

Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Knee joint X-ray

A chemical engineering lab developed a process to help proteins combined with nanoscale polymers penetrate the cartilage in lab rodents and boost treatment for damage caused by osteoarthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

3-D printed bone scaffold

A bioengineering lab at University of Arizona is researching new techniques with three-dimensional printing, stem cells, and sensors to repair severe bone fractures. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

Engineered Tissue-Polymer Replacement Spinal Discs Developed

Spine model

Vertebrae discs made with engineered tissue from stem cells and biocompatible polymer hydrogels were shown in test with lab animals to have comparable properties to natural spinal discs. . . . → Read More: Engineered Tissue-Polymer Replacement Spinal Discs Developed

Inhaled Anti-Fungal Drug Shown Safe for People with Asthma

Human lungs illustration

Results from a clinical trial show an inhaled form of a current anti-fungal drug to treat a complication of asthma is safe for patients, including those with asthma. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Anti-Fungal Drug Shown Safe for People with Asthma

Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing

Porous hydrogel

An engineering lab develop a new hydrogel with readily available materials that in lab tests promotes healing of wounds similar to those encountered by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing