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Biomedical Breakthrough: Carbon Nanoparticles You Can Make at Home

June 18, 2015 11:45 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.

NPWT Market Value Will Exceed $1B by 2023

June 10, 2015 8:42 am | by Premdharan Meyyan, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The adoption of these disposable NPWT devices will be primarily driven by their drastically...

Portable Finger-probe Technology Could Help Success of Organ Donations

June 1, 2015 10:13 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ...

Researchers Test Mind-Controlled Robotic Prosthetic

June 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This is part of an ongoing series focusing on the way robotics will impact our lives.

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Global Advanced Wound Dressings Market Value Will Exceed $3.5 Billion by 2021

June 1, 2015 8:29 am | by Shashank Settipalli, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The fastest growing advanced wound care segments will be hydrofibers and wound contact layers. 

New Chip Makes Testing for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Faster, Easier

May 27, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Researchers have designed a small and simple chip to test for antibiotic resistance in just one hour, giving doctors a shot at picking the most effective antibiotic to treat potentially deadly infections. Their work was was published this week in the international journal Lab on a Chip.

L’Oreal Partners with Organovo to Produce 3D Printed Skin

May 21, 2015 9:23 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

L’Oreal is partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to engineer 3D printed skin tissue to test products and perform other advanced research, the companies announced in a joint statement this week.

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New Technology Turns Smartphone into a DNA-Scanning Microscope

May 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.  Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.

Designing Better Medical Implants

May 19, 2015 9:09 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Optimal size and shape allow implantable devices to last longer in the body.

New Device May Allow Sensations in Prosthetic Hands

May 15, 2015 9:07 am | by University of Washington in St. Louis | News | Comments

To the nearly 2 million people in the United States living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility, yet lack sensory feedback. A team of engineers and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is working to change that so those with upper limb prosthetics can feel hot and cold and the sense of touch through their prosthetic hands.  

Electrical Stimulation Accelerates Wound Healing

May 15, 2015 8:54 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.

USDA Develops First Government Label for GMO-free Products

May 14, 2015 9:23 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Researchers Create Microscope Allowing Deep Brain Exploration

May 13, 2015 9:58 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

 A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.

An Important Step in Artificial Intelligence

May 12, 2015 10:27 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers are seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own.

Exoskeleton That Helps Paralyzed Walk Faces Barrier in Japan

May 12, 2015 9:12 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her.

Enhanced Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles with Imaging Flow Cytometry

May 8, 2015 10:11 am | by Sherree Friend, Ph.D. Product Manager, Amnis, and Robin Clark, Content Development Scientist, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

The translation of extracellular vesicle research to the clinic to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disease types will require the development of standard assays for their characterization and quantification. The challenge of such analysis lies in the submicron size (generally 50-1000 nm in diameter) of each vesicle, as well as the complexity of the biofluids in which they are typically suspended.

Researchers Say Off-Label Use of Device to Prevent Stroke May Be Dangerous

May 5, 2015 11:22 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Findings suggest need for FDA reassessment of safety and efficacy of devices for off-label use.

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How Studying Bat Touch Could Help Build Better Planes

May 4, 2015 10:45 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

A study published April 30 in Cell Reports shows, for the first time, that a unique array of sensory receptors in the wing provides feedback to a bat during flight. The findings also suggest that neurons in the bat brain respond to incoming airflow and touch signals, triggering rapid adjustments in wing position to optimize flight control.

Warp Speed? NASA May Have Made a Breakthrough for Galactic Travel

May 1, 2015 11:43 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A group of NASA scientists developing technology to make interstellar spaceflight possible by the end of the century may have reached a watershed moment.

Transfection Tips and Tricks

April 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Andrea Toell, Ph.D., Product Manager at Lonza Walkersville, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Transfection is used to modify cells for a wide range of applications, from basic research looking to understand gene function, to establishing disease models, developing new therapeutics, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. The process hinges upon transferring a substrate into a cell to achieve a desired outcome.

Is the World Failing in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance?

April 30, 2015 9:06 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Only 34 out of 133 countries participating in the recent survey of countries in the six WHO regions have a comprehensive national plan to fight resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines.

3 Boys Saved by Customized Airway Tube Made on 3-D Printer

April 30, 2015 9:04 am | by Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.

Genetic Testing Moves into World of Employee Health

April 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by Tom Murphy, Associated Press Business Writer | News | Comments

Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.

Nanoscientists are First to Model Atomic Structures of Three Bacterial Nanomachines

April 22, 2015 9:55 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.

Regulatory and Clinical Factors Limiting US Non-Vascular Stent Market Growth

April 21, 2015 2:36 pm | by Priya Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Devices, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.

Announcing the Winners of The Inaugural Interphex Exhibitor Awards

April 21, 2015 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.

Managing Complexity in Biofuels Production with a Laboratory Information Management System

April 13, 2015 8:53 am | by Colin Thurston, Project Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

Biofuels production has changed considerably over the past decade. Basic fermentation has been largely replaced by more complex processes that involve custom-engineered microorganisms that are capable of converting a diverse range of biomasses into fuel.

Researchers Deliver Large Particles Into Cells at High Speed

April 10, 2015 9:48 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

Device can insert ‘cargo’ into 100,000 cells per minute, up from current standard of 1 per minute.

3-D Print Technology Provides 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

April 1, 2015 9:46 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

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