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2020
7 Feb 2020

Bionic Heart for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Cardiac Devices

Engineers have developed a bionic "heart" that offers a more realistic model for testing out artificial valves and other cardiac devices.
4 Feb 2020

Bionic Jellyfish Swim Faster and More Efficiently

Engineers have developed a tiny prosthetic that enables jellyfish to swim faster and more efficiently than they normally do, without stressing the animals. The researchers behind the project envision a future in which jellyfish equipped with sensors could be directed to explore and record information about the ocean.
29 Jan 2020

Printing Objects That Can Incorporate Living Organisms

A method for printing 3D objects that can control living organisms in predictable ways has been developed. The technique may lead to 3D printing of biomedical tools, such as customized braces, that incorporate living cells to produce therapeutic compunds such as painkillers or topical treatments, the researchers say.
23 Jan 2020

Nanosys

Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
14 Jan 2020

Designer Integrates 3D Printing and Future Fabrics for Bespoke Fashion

Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Silicon Valley, California. She currently manages the Bay Area Microsoft Garage, a program that drives a culture of innovation at Microsoft.
6 Jan 2020

Fluidigm Corporation

The key technology for Fluidigm are proprietary CyTOF® and microfluidics technologies for mass cytometry and microfluidic systems (such as PCR or library prepare system for NGS, and Integrated Fluidic Circuits).
2019
26 Dec 2019

3D Printing is Helping Doctors Further Personalize Care

3Today, 3D printing is being used for everything from jewelry creation to producing food.
18 Dec 2019

Chiton Mollusk Provides Model for New Armor Design

The motivations for using biology as inspiration to engineering vary based on the project, but the combination of flexibility and protection seen in the chiton mollusk was all the motivation necessary.
10 Dec 2019

Reducing Risk in AI and Machine Learning-Based Medical Technology

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. From spotting malignant tumours to reading CT scans and mammograms, AI/ML-based technology is faster and more accurate than traditional devices - or even the best doctors. But along with the benefits come new risks and regulatory challenges.
14 Nov 2019

Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
11 Nov 2019

First in Flight: RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged. It is the first microrobot powered by soft actuators to achieve controlled flight.
6 Nov 2019

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
31 Oct 2019

Genome Editing with Precision

Prime editing system offers wide range of versatility in human cells, correcting disease-causing genetic variations
28 Oct 2019

RxFunction walk2Wellness Study Expansion with Hebrew SeniorLife

RxFunction, the medical device company that created Walkasins®, is announcing expansion of its walk2Wellness study to include researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife, with enrollment of its first participant completed earlier this month.
25 Oct 2019

CRISPR Enzyme Programmed to Kill Viruses in Human Cells

Many of the world's most common or most deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses — Ebola, Zika, and flu, for example — and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral agent that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.
23 Oct 2019

Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."
17 Oct 2019

Six degrees of nuclear separation

Scientists look to 3D printing to ease separation anxiety, which paves the way to recycle more nuclear material.
2 Oct 2019

Tunabot: First robotic fish to keep pace with tuna

Mechanical engineers have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna.
10 Sep 2019

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs

Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
9 Sep 2019

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, researchers have deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating novel materials, such as gels, that can change their properties when they encounter specific DNA sequences.