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Novartis Licenses Biomaterial for Cancer Immunotherapy

Drug maker Novartis is licensing from a lab at Harvard University a biocompatible material designed to provide delivery of treatments that invoke the immune system to fight cancer. . . . → Read More: Novartis Licenses Biomaterial for Cancer Immunotherapy

Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

A team at Rice University in Houston developed an injectable gel material that in lab mice slows the release of cancer immunotherapy drugs, enhancing the treatments’ effectiveness and reducing the need for repeated doses. . . . → Read More: Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

3-D Biomaterial Boosts Personal Cancer Immunotherapy

A Harvard University bioengineering lab developed an injectable material designed to load up with proteins from a patient’s own tumors to induce immune reactions that fight that person’s cancer. . . . → Read More: 3-D Biomaterial Boosts Personal Cancer Immunotherapy

3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers developed techniques using three-dimensional printing that enables robotic devices made with soft materials, like those in health care, to sense more properties of objects they encounter. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Engineers in Canada developed graphene sensors with a great deal of flexibility that can measure fine human movements and minute functions for wearable medical devices, and be made with an economical process. . . . → Read More: Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

A chemistry lab at Rice University devised a process for producing graphene, a material that conducts electricity, in materials containing carbon, including fabrics and even food. . . . → Read More: Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

A program supporting research with commercial potential awarded grants to scientists studying stem cells for bone grafts, treatments for melanoma, and protein therapies for cancer that change gene expression patterns. . . . → Read More: Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material

A company spun-off from a university tissue engineering research lab received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its polymer material in the U.S. to help regrow bones. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material

Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

An experimental vaccine made with protein-infused nanoscale particles was shown to provide long-lasting protection in lab mice against a broad range of common influenza viruses. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

HIV Drugs Formulated Into Once-Weekly Capsules

Medical and engineering researchers developed and tested in pigs a technique for packing several drugs into a capsule taken once a week to prevent and treat HIV infections. . . . → Read More: HIV Drugs Formulated Into Once-Weekly Capsules